Print this Page Email to a Friend

Program of Study for the Child Development Department



DEGREE CURRICULUM (Wallace and Sparks Campuses)

 Course Credit Hours
 Area I: Written and Oral Communications                9
 ENG 101 English Composition I         3
 ENG 102 English Composition II         3
 SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR  
 SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking     3
   
 Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts             3
 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective         3
   
 Area III: Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science        10
 BIO 103 Principles of Biology I         4
 CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications             3
 MTH 116 Mathematical Applications or higher     3
   
 Area IV: History, Social and Behavioral Sciences         6
 PSY 200 General Psychology                 3
 Social and Behavioral Science Elective         3
   
 Area V: Career and Technical Courses             38
 Required Orientation Courses  
 ORI 101 Orientation to College OR  
 ORI 105 Orientation and Student Success         1-3
 ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement     1
 Child Development Core Requirements  
 CHD 100 Introduction to Early Care and Education of Children             3
 CHD 201 Child Growth and Development Principles            3
 CHD 203 Children’s Literature and Language Development         3
 CHD 204 Methods and Materials for Teaching Young Children         3
 CHD 205 Program Planning for Educating Young Children           3
 CHD 206 Children’s Health and Nutrition                        3
 CHD 210 Educating Exceptional Children                     3
 CHD 214 Families and Communities in Early Care and Education Programs       3
 CHD 215 Supervised Practical Experience in Child Development         3
   
 Total Core Credits                                      27

ADMINISTRATOR CONCENTRATION

 Courses
Credit Hours
 Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses                    9
 CHD 208 Administration of Child Development Programs       3
   
 Select two of the following:  
 BUS 186 Elements of Supervision                 3
 BUS 263 The Legal and Social Environment of Business         3
 BUS 275 Principles of Management                           3
 BUS 279 Small Business Management                         3
   
 Total Administrator Credits                     9
 Total Credits for Degree                     66

EDUCARER CONCENTRATION

Courses
Credit Hours
 Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses               9
 CHD 202 Children’s Creative Experiences                3
 CHD 209 Infant and Toddler Education Programs OR  
 CHD 217 Math and Science for Young Children            3
 CHD 220 Parenting Skills                                 3
   
 Total Educarer Credits                    9
 Total Credits for Degree                 66

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

Courses
Credit Hours
 Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses           24
 CHD 100 Introduction to Early Care and Education of Children     3
 CHD 201 Child Growth and Development Principles       3
 CHD 202 Children’s Creative Experiences         3
 CHD 203 Children’s Literature and Language Development        3
 CHD 204 Methods and Materials for Teaching Young Children       3
 CHD 205 Program Planning for Educating Young Children       3
 CHD 214 Families and Communities in Early Care and Education Programs  3
 CHD 215 Supervised Practical Experience in Child Development        3
   
 Total Credits for Short Certificate        24

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

(CDA Educational Requirement Certificate)

Students interested in meeting the educational component of the nationally recognized Child Development credential in a formal educational setting may take the following courses. The credentialing exam and associated fees are administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition
Course 
Credit Hours
 Area V: Required Field of Concentration Courses                 9
 CHD 100 Introduction to Early Care and Education of Children     3
 CHD 204 Methods and Materials for Teaching Children            3
   
 Select one of the following:  
 CHD 201 Child Growth and Development Principles         3
 CHD 202 Children’s Creative Experiences OR  
 CHD 209 Infant and Toddler Education Programs       3
   
 Total Credits for Short Certificate               9