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Degree Plans - Child Development/Early Childhood (AAS)

Record details

If you have a desire to work with children and families, then the Child Development and Early Childhood education program would like to welcome you.

Our AAS degree program provides you the foundation to pursue further education in the fields of Child Development, Family Studies and Human Development. It also prepares you to be a lead teacher and/or a director for a quality early care and education program.

With focus on the practical application of current theory, we will show you how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. Begin shaping the minds of our future at TJC and discover all the wonder of early childhood education.

Catalog Year
2021-2022
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
Yes
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 36 Credits

CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

 

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I

 

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children

 

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance

 

CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community

 
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child  
CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II  
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler  

CDEC 2374 Preschool Children: Learning Environments, Activities and Materials

 
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs  
CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development  
CDEC 2384 Cooperative Education - Child Development  
General Education Requirements 24 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/government/ political science), and natural science/mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 36
General Education Requirements: 24
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

3

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I

3

CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children

3

EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 

3

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance

3
Second Semester Credit Hours

CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community

3

CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child

3

CDEC 2328 Administration of Programs for Children II

3

CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler

3

CDEC 2374 Preschool Children: Learning Environments Activities and Materials

3
Summer I Credit Hours

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

3

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3
Third Semester Credit Hours

CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs

3

CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

MATH 1314 College Algebra OR
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry OR
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning) OR
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

ENGL 1302 Composition II

3

SPCH 1315 Public Speaking

3

CDEC 2384 Cooperative Education - Child Development

3
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation OR
DRAM 1310 Theater Appreciation OR
MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation
3
Total Semester Hours 60

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 Chair.

All CDEC courses have a required textbook. 

Please see www.tjc.edu for articulation agreements concerning this degree. 

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

*Note:  CDEC 1303, 1311 and 1318 content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility standards which 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. Students living in the TJC Service area will complete the required field experiences at TJC’s Laboratory School, the Family Learning Center of Tyler.  Those living outside of the TJC Service area will complete the required field experiences at an approved center in their service area.  Students are responsible for transportation.