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 1311 Educating Young Children (#)


CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs (#)


CDEC 1319 Child Guidance (#)


CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (#)

Spring Semester  

CDEC 1303 Families, School & Community (+)


CDEC 1318 Wellness of the Young Child (+)


CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler (+)


CDEC 2374 Preschool Children: Learning Environments, Activities and Materials (+)

Total Semester Hours 24

CDEC 2374 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

CDEC 1303, 1311 and 1318 content are aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility standards which require 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.