New degree program in childhood development available at Mississippi schoolExperts say that to be competitive in today's job market, individuals who hold degrees have an edge over those who do not. Many Businesses are likely to hire qualified people who have completed a bachelor's degree program.

School officials from Jackson State University recently announced the launch of its first online degree program. The institution will offer a bachelor's degree in child care and family education that designed for students who have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours of general education courses.

This online program will teach students to use developmentally appropriate practice based on how children develop and learn.

School officials added that important changes occur in children from birth to the age of five, and this curriculum aims to educate enrollees on how best to support children's learning and development during these years.

According to the 2010 Sloan Survey of Online Learning, nearly 20 percent of all college and university enrollees now take at least one course online.

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