World of Human Development and Education

The World of Human Development and Education is perfect for incoming freshmen wanting to explore careers in human service fields such as health, education, law, social work, human services policy, child care, mental health and counseling. Make friends with others who share your interest in topics like human development, growth and aging; counseling; diversity; educational psychology; peer assistance and leadership; and special education.

View the World of Human Development and Education brochure here!


As a member of an L-LC, you will have a built in community of friends right from the start by living in the same hall and taking classes together!

Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!

World Ambassadors: "Learn the ropes" from peers selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students. If you remain an engaged member of your L-LC throughout your freshman year, you could be a World Ambassador your sophomore year!

Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upper-class/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.

Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly meals in your own dining hall1

World of Human Development and Education Faculty: Professors Erin Baker and Dayna Newton

Weekly L-LC Dinner: Tuesdays 5:30 - 6:25 PM

Academic Advisor: TBD

World Representatives: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot as your World's Representative by being a leader in your L-LC! World Representatives are elected by the L-LC in October to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.

Eligibility: The World of Human Development and Education is open to all majors, and is particularly well suited for those intending to major in Human Development.


What does the World of Human Development and Education Do?

The World of Human Development and Education will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year and attend workshops and human development and education-themed events together.

Fall 2019 L-LC Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Human Development and Education
Educational Psychology 200: Introduction to the Psychological Process of Schooling                                             

Spring 2020 L-LC Courses
Writing and Critical Inquiry
Educational Psychology 330: Introductory Statistics in Human Development

Examples of co-curricular events:

• Meet friends who share your passion for understanding all aspects of human development.
• Attend panel discussions with professionals to explore the different career options available in this field.
• Get a leg up on leadership development training with our Center for Leadership and Service
• Learn about tracks in counseling psychology, educational psychology, higher education and peer assistance and leadership from faculty within the School of Education
• Discuss and debate issues of human diversity, culture and equity and how they relate to human development and well-being over dinner with faculty and experts
• Learn about how different majors can lead to careers in human services areas like teaching, education, counseling, and social work.