Degrees Offered - Preschool Teaching (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Preschool Teaching (Certificate)

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The first eight years of a child’s life are essential to their future academic journey. This is why it is imperative that preschool teachers are equipped with the best knowledge and skill in early childhood development.

With the high demand for skilled professionals in Child Development, our Preschool Teaching certificate program provides you with the best knowledge and training necessary to obtain employment in the early care and education field.

Come learn how to provide a safe and nurturing environment that promotes physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of young children.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Available Online
Available Hybrid
Degree Plan
Fall Semester  
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance (#) 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (#) 3
CDEC 1311 Educating Young Children (#) 3
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs (#) 3
Spring Semester  
CDEC 2374 Preschool Children: Learning Environments, Activities and Materials (+) 3
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler (+) 3
CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community (+) 3
CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child (+) 3
Total Semester Hours 24

CDEC 2374 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 Chairperson.

*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.

(#) - Indicates course is taught only in fall semester

(+) - Indicates course is taught only in spring semester