2013 - 2014 Catalog
Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Degree Plan: Child Development/Early Childhood Education AAS

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.CHILD.DEVE.II

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

CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER I

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

SEMESTER II

CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education-Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4
16

SEMESTER III

CDEC 2286 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
GOVT 2305 Federal Government 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
+Elective Child Development 3-4
+Elective Child Development 3-4
17-19

SEMESTER IV

CDEC 2287 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 2
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra OR 4
MATH 1324 Mathematics for Business and Economics OR (3)
MATH 1332 College Mathematics I OR (3)
BIOL 1408 Biology for Non-Science Majors I (4)
+Elective Child Development 3-4
+Elective Child Development 2-3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
16-19
Minimum Hours Required 67-72

+Electives - must be selected from the following*:

CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 1396 Special Topics in Child Care and Support Services Management 3
CDEC 2289 Internship - Child Care Provider Assistant 2
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II 3
CDEC 2336 Administration of Programs for Children III 3
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
AND
3
CDEC 2188 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I
AND
3
CDEC 1167 Practicum or (Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II
AND
3
CDEC 1168 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III
AND
3
CDEC 1169 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Child Care Provider/Assistant 1

*Note: Please consult the advising guide of the college (BHC or EFC) you are attending for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals. Contact the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Advisor or Program Chair if you need more guidance.

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

Note: Students planning on transferring to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor's degree should consult an advisor and the transfer university.