Child Development is the study of the physical, socioemotional, and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. The purposes of this major are to provide a sound academic program in Child Development and prepare students to work with children and families in a variety of school and community settings.
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The national average for annual earnings is $19,700 and the hourly earnings is $9.48. The top 10% annual earnings is $30,100 and the hourly earnings is $14.46.
Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected due to a continued focus on the importance of early childhood education.