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Degree Plans - Child Development - Administrative Certificate (Archived)


(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.


This certificate program will provide an opportunity for the student to study administrative procedures for child care facilities.



CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4


CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR 4
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I OR (3)
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics (3)


CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III 3
CDEC 2289 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2

Minimum Hours Required 35-37

+Elective - must be selected from the following:

CDEC 1417 Child Development Associate Training I 4
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1396 Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
CDEC 1454 Child Growth and Development 4
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2422 Child Development Associate Training II 4
CDEC 2424 Child Development Associate Training III 4
CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 2480 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 4
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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