2023 - 2024 Dallas College Catalog

2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Title: Early Childhood Education and Teaching Certificate

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Level 1 Certificate)

Offered on all campuses
  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.EDUC.TCH

This certificate program provides general courses in early childhood for those wanting to increase their skills and knowledge for working with children.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3 4
Elective Child Development (one course) 1 3
Semester Total 7
Minimum Hours Required 16

1 Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
CDEC 1341 CDA Preparation for Assessment 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3

Please consult with your Senior Success Coach for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals. Contact the Associate Dean of Early Childhood Education and Early Learning if you need more guidance.

2 Students may earn college credit for a CURRENT earned Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). Please contact the Associate Dean of Early Childhood Education and Early Learning for more information.

3 Students must take CDEC 1413 at Dallas College where they plan to graduate under this award.

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