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Program of Study for the Child Development Department



DEGREE CURRICULUM (Wallace and Sparks Campuses)

 Course Credit Hours
 Area I: Written and Oral Communications               3
 ENG 101 English Composition I        3
   
 Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts            6
 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective        3
 SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR  
 SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
   
 Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics 7
 Natural Science Elective       4
 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            47-49
 Required Orientation Courses  
 ORI 101 Orientation to College OR  
 ORI 105 Orientation and Student Success        1-3
 ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement    1
 CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
 Required Field of Concentration 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 208 Administration of Child Development Programs 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
 CHD 202 Children's Creative Experiences 3
 CHD 209 Infant and Toddler Education Programs 3
 CHD 217 Math and Science for Young Children 3
 CHD 220 Parenting Skills 3
 Total Credits for Degree                                  69-71

CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM

 Courses
Credit Hours
 Area I: Written and Oral Communications                   3
 ENG 101 English Composition I    3
   
 Area II:  Humanities and Fine Arts 3
 SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR
 SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
   
 Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics 3
 MTH 116 Mathematical Applications or higher   3
                         
 Area V: Career and Technical Courses 47-49
 Required Orientation Courses
 ORI 101 Orientation to College OR
 ORI 105 Orientation and Student Success 1-3
 ORI 104 WorkKeys® Assessment and Advisement 1
 CIS 146 Microcomputer Applications 3
 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 208 Administration of Child Development Programs 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
 CHD 202 Children’s Creative Experiences 3
 CHD 209 Infant and Toddler Education Programs 3
 CHD 217 Math and Science for Young Children 3
 CHD 220 Parenting Skills 3
 Total Credits for Certificate 56-58
   

SHORT CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM (CHD)

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