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
- Degree Plan
First Semester CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children 3 CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3 CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I 3 CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3 Second Semester 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 OR
3 Summer SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I
3 Third Semester CDEC 1354 Child Growth and Development 3 CDEC 2384 Cooperative Education Child Development 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
ARTS 1301 Art Appreciation OR
DRAM 1310 OR
3 Total Semester Hours 42
Courses titled in bold type represent general education requirements.
CDEC 2384 is the Capstone for this certificate.
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.
*Note: Students enrolling in the child development/early childhood program will be subject to a criminal background check.
This program is located on the TJC West Campus and at the Family Learning Center of Tyler. Students are responsible for transportation to both sites.
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