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California State University Fullerton
Department of Child and Adolescent Studies

Sharon Seidman, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Academic Advisor, and Early Childhood Coordinator
Office: EC 524 (Fullerton campus) or Rm 101 (Irvine campus)
Office phone: (657) 278-2930
Fax: 253-830-1611
Email: sseidman@fullerton.edu


Courses Taught

CAS 140—Intro to ECE Practicum
CAS 300—Communication for Child Development Professionals
CAS 301—Developmental Inquiry & Methodology
CAS 325A—Child Development from 0 to 8 years
CAS 346-Modern Culture and Early Development
CAS 394—General Practicum in Child Development
CAS 464—Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Settings
CAS 490T—Seminar: Computers and Children
CAS 490T—Seminar: Cognition and Motivation
CAS 490T-Seminar: Leadership in Early Childhood


I have been a member of the Child and Adolescent Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton since 1996. Prior to coming to Fullerton, I received my masters’ and doctoral degrees in Developmental Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and taught there.  I have also worked in various early childhood and supplementary education programs with children from 18 months through 12 years of age.

In addition to teaching a variety of early childhood development courses, I serve as the CAS Academic Advisor for the CSUF Irvine Campus and my department’s coordinator for our Early Childhood Option curriculum. I am also the Faculty Coordinator for the AMISTAD program, which provides cohort classes and transfer support for Head Start teachers who are pursuing their degree in Child and Adolescent Development.

I am also actively involved in applied research assessing needs of early care and education, evaluating the outcomes of early childhood programs, and exploring strategies for the education of ECE professionals. I also do work examining the impact of cultural factors (particularly use of media), parents and teachers, and curriculum on the development of young children. I greatly enjoy working with students on these projects, so if you are interested, please let me know!

Link to my Web Page: http://faculty.fullerton.edu/sseidman/

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