2015 - 2016 Catalog
Program: Child Development/Early Childhood Education
Degree Plan: Teaching Careers

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(Level I Certificate)

Brookhaven and Eastfield only

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

Degree Plan Code: C1.CHILD.TEACH.12

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

NOTE: Students must take CDEC 2380 at the college where they plan to graduate.


CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3


CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3-4
+Elective Child Development (one course) 3
CDEC 1413 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 4


CDEC 2380 Cooperative Education - Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
Minimum Hours Required 28-29

+Elective - must be selected from the following*:

CDEC 1303 Families, School and Community 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1341 CDA Preparation for Assessment 3
CDEC 1343 Independent Study in Child Development 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy For Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1395 Special Topics in Child Care Provider/Assistant 3
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child 3
CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
CDEC 2188 Internship - Child Care Provider/Assistant 1
CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II 3
CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III 3

*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.