Developmental Studies


The mission of the Developmental Studies Department at Edison State College is to provide a diverse population of students the opportunity to improve mathematics, reading, writing, and/or English language skills in order to achieve success within competitive academic and professional environments.


The Developmental Reading courses (REA 0007 and REA 0017) prepare students to read and understand college level texts effectively.


The Developmental Writing courses (ENC 0015 and ENC 0025) prepare students to be successful in college level written communication.


The Developmental Mathematics courses (MAT 0018 and MAT 0028) prepare students to understand and apply college level mathematics and mathematical concepts.

English for Academic Purposes

The English for Academic Purposes courses (EAP) prepare non-native speakers of English to develop academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills to succeed in higher education.

College Prep Center Labs

The Developmental Studies Department offers learning assistance labs to students who are enrolled in Developmental Mathematics, Developmental Writing and Developmental Reading. The labs are also available to students enrolled in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.


College Prep department donates Thanksgiving basket to 7 families in the community


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Q: How did developmental courses prepare you for college credit courses?

A: Considering I was out of school for over 30 years and attending college for the first time, College Prep taught me the study skills I needed.

Q: What is the most important thing you learned from your College Prep courses?

A: I feel that these courses are the foundations in order to move on to the credit courses.