Child Development Certificate

PROGRAM INFORMATION: The Child Development Program is designed to help provide the student an in-depth opportunity to study the whole development of the child. This program is designed to give the student a practical working knowledge of the child. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Every student must complete and pass a background check, and be accepted into a licensed child care program to participate in classroom observations required by various courses in the program.

Course Sequence

Fall

CDEC 1192Special Topics in Child Development

1

CDEC 2324Child Development Associate Training III

3

CDEC 1311Educating Young Children

3

OR

TECA 1311Educating Young Children

3

CDEC 1354Child Growth & Development

3

OR

TECA 1354Child Growth & Development

3

CDEC 1303Families, Schools, & Community

3

OR

TECA 1303Families, School & Community

3

CDEC 1318Wellness of the Young Child

3

OR

TECA 1318Wellness of the Young Child

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring

CDEC 1321The Infant & Toddler

3

OR

CDEC 1317Child Development Associate Training I

3

CDEC 1264Practicum-Child Development

2

CDEC 1313Curriculum Resources Early Childhood

3

CDEC 1359Children With Special Needs

3

OR

CDEC 2322Child Development Associate Training II

3

CDEC 1319Child Guidance

3

Total Credit Hours:13

CDEC 1164: Capstone must be taken in final semester.