Tyler Junior College

Child Development/Early Childhood

Child Development/Early Childhood* (AAS)

Associate of Applied Science | 2015-2016 Catalog

This program is located on the TJC West Campus. Students are responsible for transportation.

Total Semester Hours: 60

ENGL 1301 Composition I
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking


MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
   MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
   MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics I

Creative Arts

ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation OR
   DRAM 1310 Introduction to Theatre OR
   MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

Government/Political Science

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

Component Area Option

ENGL 1302 Composition II

Majors Classes in Child Development/Early Childhood

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early 
                    Childhood Programs
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I
CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II
CDEC 2374 Preschool Children: Learning Environments,
                    Activities and Materials
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
CDEC 2384 Cooperative Education - Child Development

Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.

CDEC courses are offered in a FALL or SPRING semester, therefore a student should verify the course offering schedule with an academic advisor or the CDEC Department Chairperson. 

Stephen F. Austin State University and Tyler Junior College child development/early childhood have an articulated agreement to allow students to acquire a Bachelor of Child and Family Development degree.
Tyler Junior College will deliver lower-level courses while Stephen F. Austin State University will deliver upper-level courses, including at least six hours of the minor in Human Sciences. Students wishing to transfer must meet Stephen F. Austin State University admission requirements.

*Note: Students enrolling in the child development/early childhood program will be subject to a background check.