Child Development - Early Childhood Certificate Level 2

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Child Development - Early Childhood - Certificate Level 2

The Early Childhood certificate is designed to give students a practical working knowledge of basic child development principles that will assist them in the everyday planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate activities and environments for young children. The certificate is meant to integrate with the goals and courses required for the AAS degree in Child Development. All of the courses in this certificate apply to the AAS in Child Development degree.


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
XXXX #3## Program Approved Elective 3
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3
Semester 2
PSYC 2301 General Psychology OR
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology OR
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
XXXX #3## Approved Program Elective 3
Semester 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3
CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I (Capstone) 3
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2307 Math and Science for Early Childhood 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 45

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

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Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 44 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $4,327* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.