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


Fall 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
Spring Semester  
CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3

CDEC 2328 Administration. of Programs for Children II 

CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler OR
CDEC 2374
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3

ENGL 1301 Composition I 

Fall 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
MUSI 1306

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 at TJC West and at the Family Learning Center of Tyler. Students are responsible for transportation to both sites.