Your Future in Child Development

This is a non-South Carolina certificate program designed for students seeking to teach in nonpublic school environments. Students who choose the Bachelor of Science in child development at Charleston Southern University have the option to work with infant/toddler/preK as well as teaching in nonpublic schools. The courses within this major work to imbed a faith integration element for the students. 

Resources for Future Teachers

CSU’s partners at TeachSC have free tools and resources to make applying to our program, and becoming a classroom teacher, easier. If you create a TeachSC account, you will have access to:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

To get access, sign up for TeachSC!


CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Child Development: it's a calling

The child development program at CSU offers intensive instruction of literacy and language acquisition assessment and practicum experience in multiple settings. Graduates from this major have worked in various preschool settings in public and private environments, including Head Start.

As a Child Development major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Ministry to Children and Family
  • Principles and Philosophy of Education
  • Human Growth and Child Development
  • School Health
  • Principles of Sociology
  • Instructional Strategies for Diverse Learners

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Preschool Teaching
  • Child Development Centers
  • Nonpublic Schools
Teacher And Pupils Using Wooden Shapes In Montessori School.

College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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Wingo Hall

Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

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Lightsey Chapel

The chapel seats 1,500 and is a multipurpose facility equipped with a modern stage and support equipment. The Margaret Kelly Hamrick Prayer Room is located at the front of the building. Named for W. Norris and Nell Peeples Lightsey.