Degrees Offered - Child Development/Early Childhood (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Child Development/Early Childhood (Certificate)

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Skilled professionals in early childhood and childhood development fields are in high demand!

Our certificate program prepares you to be a lead teacher and/or a director of quality early care and education programs. Once complete, you can enjoy the rewarding profession of working in child development.

Start your future with us and we will show you how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, emotional, social and cognitive development of young children.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Reading & Writing Complete
Degree Plan

First Semester


CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children (#)


CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs (#)


CDEC 1319 Child Guidance (#)


CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (#)


Second Semester


CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community (+)


CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child (+)


CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler (+) OR
CDEC 2374 (+)


CDEC 2328 Administration. of Programs for Children II (+)


Total Semester Hours: 24


CDEC 2328 is the Capstone for this certificate.

NOTE: Some courses are only offered during Fall or Spring semesters but not both. Please plan accordingly.
# Indicates course only taught in the fall semester
+ Indicates course only taught in the spring semester

All CDEC courses have a required textbook.

CDEC 1303, 1311 and 1318 content are aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility standards. This requires students to participate in at least 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in various settings with varied and diverse populations. Students in the TJC Service area must 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.

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