2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) 
    Dec 09, 2021  
2013-2014 Walden University Catalog (December 2013) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Management

Return to: B.S. in Child Development 

The concentration in Administration and Management will teach students the unique set of competencies needed to successfully administer a child care program or operate a child care business. The course content will give students a strong foundation in management, leadership, human resources, marketing, and small business entrepreneurship. Students will learn how to develop curriculum and programmatic content at the administrative level. Students will gain an understanding of health, safety, and other state codes and how to ensure that their center or program is in compliance with those standards. Students will explore strategies for communicating effectively about a center and its programs with parents, families, and the larger community.

Degree Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credit hours 
  • General education courses (45 cr.) 
  • First course (1 cr.)
  • Core courses (45 cr.) 
  • Concentration courses (36 cr.) 
  • Elective courses (47 cr.)
  • Capstone (7 cr.) 
  • ePortfolio


General Education Courses (45 cr.)

See the General Education  section of this Walden University Catalog.

Elective Courses (47 cr.)

Choose courses from general education, B.S. in Child Development, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. At least 5 credits must be at the 3000–4000 level.

Note on Minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.