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Degree Plans - Child Development - Child Development AAS (Archived)

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CHILD DEVELOPMENT -- CHILD DEVELOPMENT

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree, Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificates)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CHILD.DEVE.II

The Child Development program offers students an in-depth study of young children from birth to twelve years of age. Eastfield College provides a child development center the Children's Lab School of the Center for Child and Family Studies that offers lab opportunities for students. Brookhaven College has a Head Start Center on campus that is available for students as well as numerous off-campus locations for student lab experiences.

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
18

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs AND 3
CDEC 2187 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education-Child Care Provider/Assistant (3)
16

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
GOVT 2301 American Government 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
++Elective Child Development 2-4
+Elective Child Development 3-4
16-19

SEMESTER IV

CDEC 2287 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR 4
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I (3)
++++Elective Child Development 3
++Elective Child Development 3-4
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
14-16
Minimum Hours Required 64-69

This is a Tech Prep program. Students interested in pursuing the Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate (ESC) need to consult their advisor.

+Electives - must be selected from the following:

CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I 4
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler 3
CDEC 1330 Growth and Development: 6-14 Years 3
CDEC 1335 Early Childhood Development: 3-5 Years 3
CDEC 1339 Early Childhood Development: 0-3 Years 3
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3

++Electives - must be selected from the following:

CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 1396 Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management 3
CDEC 1411 Educating Young Children 4
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
CDEC 1454 Child Growth and Development 4
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II 4
CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III 4
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
CDEC 2280 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 2480 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 4

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

++++Elective - must select one of the following Child Development courses:

CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3

NOTE: Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree need to consult the Child Development Program Chair before taking any Child Development classes.

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