Human Development and Child Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester , MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-3077
Fax: (248) 370-4242

Classroom full of adults with laptops and notebooks.

Professional Development Individual Courses for Credit

The School of Education and Human Services offers various individual courses for graduate credit to meet the needs of teacher recertification and continuing education. If you have questions regarding teacher certification or the requirements for recertification, please visit the Michigan Department of Education site or contact the SEHS Education Advising Office. You can also Request an appointment of additional information.
Early Childhood

EC 6600 - Theories of Child Development and Education - 4 credits

Early childhood professionals are invited to register for EC 6600 as a stand-alone course for professional development. This is also the first course in the Master of Education in Early Childhood Education program.

Views of education are discussed from social, physical and cognitive perspectives. Analyzes diverse contemporary theories of early childhood and broader contemporary issues related to child development.

Special Education
Some courses are offered every other year; check SAIL for course availability.
SE 5589Special Education & Second Language Acquisition4Campus
SE 6641Counseling & Special Needs4Online
SE 6510Students with Behavior/Emotional Impairment4Online
SE 6900ST: Mental Health Issues in the Classroom2Online
SE 6900Creating and Sustaining Parent Partnerships2Online
SE 6640Adults & Adolescents with ASD4Online
SE 6900Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis*2Online
SE 6900Human-Animal Interactions4Online
SE 6559Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders3 or 4Online
SE 6900Evidence-Based Strat for Inclusive K-12 Classrooms2Online
SE 6532Intro to Specific Learning Disability4Campus
MI Required Reading Course
RDG 5210: Inquiry-Based Literacy Instruction

To meet the needs of the Michigan reading requirement, Oakland University offers RDG 5210 for 3 or 4 graduate credits. This course is offered all year round in a hybrid/partially-online format. RDG 5210 will also apply to certain graduate programs including the M.Ed. in Special Education.  
  • For current course offerings, please do a course search on SAIL.
  • For information or assistance with registration, please contact the Reading Department at (248) 370-3054.