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2014 - 2015 Catalog
Course Descriptions for CDEC


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CDEC 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Practicum or (Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: CDEC 1317.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (7 Ext.)


CDEC 1168 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: CDEC 2322.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (7 Ext.)


CDEC 1169 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: CDEC 2324.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (7 Ext.)


CDEC 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Families, School and Community
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the child, family, community, and schools. Includes parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1311 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Educating Young Children
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the education of the young child. Includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of curriculum design and implementation in developmentally appropriate programs for children. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1413. The student may register for either CDEC 1313 or CDEC 1413 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Development Associate Training I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Wellness of the Young Child
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Factors impacting the well-being of young children. Includes healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. Requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Guidance
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

The Infant and Toddler
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, appropriate learning environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1421. The student may register for either CDEC 1321 or CDEC 1421 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1323 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Observation and Assessment
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of child development observation, assessment skills and techniques and documentation of children's development. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1330 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Growth and Development: 6-14 years
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the principles of child growth and development from six through thirteen years. Focus on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Early Childhood Development: 3-5 years
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: This course covers the principles of normal growth and development from three to five years. Emphasis is on physical, emotional, and social development. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1339 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Early Childhood Development: 0-3 years
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: This course covers the principles of normal growth and development from conception through three years of age. Emphasis is on physical, intellectual, and social development. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Independent Study in Child Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of an approved career topic. Research, presentation of findings, and practical applications are emphasized as they relate to the selected topic. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Growth and Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1356 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based, integrated curriculum. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Creative Arts for Early Childhood
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1359 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC

Children with Special Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1395 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1396 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Educating Young Children
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An introduction to the profession of early childhood education, focusing on developmentally appropriate practices, types of programs, historical perspectives, ethics, and current issues. There is a credit sequel to this course. This same course with the prefix/number TECA 1311 can be taken for academic transfer credit. See course TECA 1311. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 1413 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of the fundamentals of developmentally appropriate curriculum design and implementation in early care and education programs for children. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1313. The student may register for either CDEC 1413 or CDEC 1313 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 1417 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Child Development Associate Training I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics on CDA overview, general observation skills, and child growth and development overview. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Child Growth and Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of the principles of normal child growth and development from conception to adolescence. Focus on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development. There is a credit sequel to this course. This same course with the prefix/number TECA 1354 can be taken for academic transfer credit. See course TECA 1354. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 1459 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at RLC

Children with Special Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A survey of information regarding children with special needs including the possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. This course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experience in a P-12 Special Education Classroom setting. (3 Lec., 4 Lab.)


CDEC 2186 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Internship-Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have completed CDEC 1417 and CDEC 2422 with a "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (3 Ext.)


CDEC 2187 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 1313.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (3 Ext.)


CDEC 2188 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 1321.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (3 Ext.)


CDEC 2189 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CDEC 1330 and CDEC 2341.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (3 Ext.)


CDEC 2280 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Two previous CDEC/TECA courses.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


CDEC 2281 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: All CDEC/ TECA courses in the Early Childhood Training Certificate.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


CDEC 2284 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - Child Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 10 Ext.)


CDEC 2286 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-place learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (8 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2287 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A work-place learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. (8 Ext.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2288 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 1340.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (8 Ext.)


CDEC 2289 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment with CDEC 2336.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An experience external to the college for an advanced student in a specialized field involving a written agreement between the educational institution and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, the student achieves objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience. (6 Ext.)


CDEC 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Abuse and Neglect
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Methods used in the identification of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. Includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2307 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Math and Science for Early Childhood
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skills through discovery and play. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An overview of multicultural education to include relationship with the family and community to develop awareness and sensitivity to diversity related to individual needs of children. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Development Associate Training II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Child Development Associate Training III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2326 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Administration of Programs for Children I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A practical application of management procedures for early child care education programs, including a study of planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics cover philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluating, and communication. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2328 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Administration of Programs for Children II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis and planning, parent education/partnerships, and technical applications in programs. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2336 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Administration of Programs for Children III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CDEC 2326 and CDEC 2328. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: An advanced study of the skills and techniques in managing early child care and education programs. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2340 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CDEC 1323 and 1359.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2288. Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2341 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

The School Age Child
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 2441. The student may register for either CDEC 2341 or CDEC 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 9, 2014. (Original) | (Changes)


CDEC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC, EFC

Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


CDEC 2422 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Child Development Associate Training II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social, and guidance. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 2424 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Child Development Associate Training III
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Three of the 13 functional areas of study include family, program management and professionalism. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 2441 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

The School Age Child
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: A study of appropriate age (5 to 13 years) programs, including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 2341. The student may register for either CDEC 2341 or CDEC 2441 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 2480 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Cedar Valley College.
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Two previous CDEC/TECA courses.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search by the certification date as prescribed by the program and college. Failure to comply will result in the student being dropped from the course.
Course Description: Career related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization are offered through a cooperative agreement between the college, employer, and student. Under supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Directly related to a technical discipline, specific learning objectives guide the student through the cooperative experience. Cooperative education may be a paid or unpaid learning experience. (1 Lec., 21 Ext.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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