Child Development Certificate


The Level I Certificate in Child Development will help provide education and training for those students who want a career in child development.  Through the program students will have the opportunity to learn the requirements and responsibilities to properly care for children birth to 8 years.  Students will also have the opportunity to meet the requirements needed to test for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential.  After receiving the Level I Certificate students can continue to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Child Development or enter the workforce.

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
EDUC 1300 LEARNING FRAMEWORKS 3
CDEC 1311 OR TECA 1311 EDUCATING YOUNG CHILDREN OR 3
CDEC 1317 OR CDEC 1339 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING I OR
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 0-3
3
CDEC 1354 OR TECA 1354 CHILD GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT 3
CDEC 1321 THE INFANT & TODDLER 3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 15

Second Semester

Second semester courses and credits required to earn the Child Development Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
CDEC 1319 CHILD GUIDANCE 3
CDEC 1318 OR TECA 1318 WELLNESS OF THE YOUNG CHILD 3
CDEC 2341 THE SCHOOL AGE CHILD 3
CDEC 2322 OR CDEC 1335 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING II OR
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 3-5
3
CDEC 2324 OR CDEC 2315 CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE TRAINING III OR
DIVERSE CULTURAL/MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION
3
CDEC 2166 PRACTICUM CHILD CARE PROVIDER 1
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16

Total Credit Hours: 31