Richland College - Course Descriptions for Educational Personnel

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Course Descriptions for Educational Personnel

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CDEC 1141 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

CDA Preparation for Assessment
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: Course designed to assist students in preparation for the CDA Credential assessment; write CDA competency statements and complete a CDA professional file. (1 Lec.)


CDEC 1166 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum or (Field Experience) - Child Care Provider/Assistant
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2322.
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: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be for pay or no pay. (7 Ext.)


CDEC 1167 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Multicultural/Multilingual Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
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 1317 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 1334 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

School-Age Activities and Group Dynamics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CDEC 1330 and 2341. Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2189.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: This course explores the theoretical, developmental, and practical application basis for school-age activities as a means of facilitating children's education and development. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1434. The student may register for either CDEC 1334 or CDEC 1434 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1335 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 1340 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: CDEC 1323 and 1359. Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2288.
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: Exploration of development and implementation of curriculum for children with special needs. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1440. The student may register for either CDEC 1340 or CDEC 1440 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1343 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 1357 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children math and science concepts through discovery and play. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 1358 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

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 caregiving routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities, and teaching/guidance techniques. This course is cross-listed as CDEC 1321. The student may register for either CDEC 1321 or CDEC 1421 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


CDEC 1454 (4 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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)
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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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 2375 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Abuse Within the Family
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: None
Course Description: The symptoms and cause of abusive behaviors within the family are the focus of this course. Emphasis is on developing skills and competencies in working with the families to help them lessen and alleviate abusive behaviors and experiences. (3 Lec.)


CDEC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland 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 Richland 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 Richland 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.)


EDTC 1150 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and present field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on reflection of best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (10 Ext.)


EDTC 1194 (1 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1195 (1 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Bilingual/Bicultural Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: This course will cover career portfolio development for the Bilingual/Bicultural teacher assistant/aide. Focus is on reflection, best practices, and current trends. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec.)


EDTC 1250 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Portfolio Development
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of portfolio development for educational personnel based on past and current field experiences in educational settings. Focus is on best practices and current trends. This course may be repeated for credit. (2 Lec.)


EDTC 1294 (2 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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. (2 Lec.)


EDTC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Educational Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of the role and responsibility of the instructional teacher assistant with emphasis on development of professionalism and effective communication strategies with adults. Topics include the various code of ethics governing the educational field, the issue of confidentiality, learners' rights and responsibilities, and challenges facing schools. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Teaching Reading
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Fundamental concepts and principles of reading instruction. Topics include readiness, beginning reading instruction, how literacy emerges, classroom learning environments, word-attach skills, study skills, comprehension, other aspects of the reading program, and examination of varied materials and techniques for teaching reading. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1313 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Educational Software and Technology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Introduction to the use of educational software, instructional applications, and technology in the educational setting. Evaluate the use of technology for guided practice and self-paced student remediation. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1321 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC, MVC

Bilingual Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A capstone course in the core techniques of bilingual education. Topics include teaching techniques, awareness of cultural diversity, historical and philosophical concepts of bilingual/bicultural education, and material development. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Multicultural Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of cultural variations found in our society and reflected in our pluralistic classrooms. Topics include culturally influenced behavior, major cultures, cultural diversity, and the process of intercultural communication and teaching, including differences in lifestyles, communication styles, learning styles, and various sources of stress for diverse cultural groups. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1341 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Instructional Technology and Computer Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Examination of specialization educational technology. Topics include the integration of educational computer terminology, systems operations, software, and multimedia in the contemporary classroom environment. (2 Lec. , 2 Lab.)


EDTC 1364 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1365 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: The completion of two EDTC courses and Instructor's approval.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: Practical general training and experiences in the workplace. The college with the employer develops and documents an individualized plan for the student. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study. The guided external experiences may be paid or unpaid. (21 Ext.)


EDTC 1370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Game Based Learning K-12
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This course will cover how game technology can be used to enhance learning in today's K-12 classrooms. Students will learn to identify how games teach and why they work by analyzing examples and case studies of game-based instruction. Topics include learning strategies, evaluation of both commercial games in an educational setting and also games that have been specifically created with educational objectives, and the creation of a design plan for a digital game to be used in the classroom. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


EDTC 1371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Teaching English Language Learners
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: A course in the methodology and strategies for teaching English Language Learners. Topics include terminology, teaching theories, historical and philosophical concepts, academic and cognitive development, language instruction in the appropriate context, teaching strategies, incorporation in content areas, material development, and awareness of cultural and language diversity. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in English Teacher Education
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 1394 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at ECC

Special Topics in Teacher Assistant/Aide
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
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.)


EDTC 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Reading Problems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of reading difficulties. Emphasis on the theories, strategies, recognition, and remediation of reading problems. Topics include assessment, direct instruction, and motivational/interactive literacy activities. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Guiding Student Behavior
This is a WECM Course Number.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of developmentally appropriate direct and indirect guidance techniques for use in various school environments. Topics include identification of causes of inappropriate behavior, establishing and managing routines, the environment's role in promoting positive behavior, promoting self-esteem negotiation/conflict resolution strategies, and enhancing positive self-direction. Emphasis in implementation of a behavior management plan. (3 Lec.)


EDTC 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Instructional Strategies in Educational Game
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: This project based course will provide an opportunity to development, implement, and demonstrate the application of multimedia, instructional planning, and game technology in K - 12 Content Area classrooms with an emphasis on meeting the needs of diverse learners. Topics include ethics, research, multimedia tools, instructional planning, interactive game technology software, assistive learning technology, and assessment. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


EDUC 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Learning Framework
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Pre-Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044; or (3) have met Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: This interdisciplinary course addresses (1) research and theory in learning, cognition, and motivation; (2) factors that impact learning; and (3) application of learning strategies. Theoretical models of strategic learning, cognition, and motivation serve as the conceptual basis for the introduction of college-level student academic strategies. Students use assessment instruments (e.g., learning inventories) to help them identify their own strengths and weaknesses as strategic learners. Students are ultimately expected to integrate and apply learning skills discussed in the course. Students developing these skills should be able to continually draw from the theoretical models. Critical thinking serves as the foundation for different thematic approaches using a variety of academic disciplines. This course is cross-listed as PSYC 1300. The student may register for either EDUC 1300 or PSYC 1300 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4203015125


EDUC 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to the Teaching Profession
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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 as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience for students interested in a teaching career. This courses is an introduction to and analysis of the culture of schooling and classrooms. Lab provides the student with opportunities to participate in field observations at all levels of P-12 school with varied and diverse student populations; a minimum of 16 hours must be in classrooms. Course content is aligned with the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015109


EDUC 1325 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Principles and Practices of Multicultural Education
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: None. DREA 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading.
Course Description: An examination of cultural diversity found in society and reflected in the classroom. Topics will include the study of major cultures and their influence on lifestyle, behavior, learning, intercultural communication and teaching, as well as psychosocial stressors encountered by diverse cultural groups. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015209


EDUC 2301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Introduction to Special Populations
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: EDUC 1301. 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 as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: An enriched integrated pre-service course and content experience that provides an overview of schooling and classrooms from the perspectives of language, gender, socioeconomic status, ethnic, and academic diversity and equity with an emphasis on factors that facilitate learning. Lab provides the student with opportunities to participate in field observations at all levels of P-12 school with varied and diverse student populations; a minimum of 16 hours must be in classrooms. Course content is aligned with the State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1310015109


TECA 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Families, School and Community
This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students will be required to submit to and pass a criminal background search as prescribed by the program and college.
Course Description: A study of the child, family, community and school, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse, and current family life issues. Students are required to participate in 16 hours of field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities Standards. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015209


TECA 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Educating Young Children
This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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 introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities, and current issues. Students are required to participate in 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsiblities Standards. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1312025109


TECA 1318 (3 Credit Hours)
This course is not currently offered by Richland College.
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Wellness of the Young Child
This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number.
Prerequisite: 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: A study of the factors that impact the well-being of the young child including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focus on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Students are required to participate in 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsiblities Standards. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1301015309


TECA 1354 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Child Growth and Development
This is an Academic Transfer Credit Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 or (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or (3) have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading standard.
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 physical, emotional, social, and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence. Course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsiblities Standards. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1312025209



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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