2010-2011 General Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2010-2011 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development, AAS (Major Code 5222)

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Offered at the SPC Reese Center

The Child Development program is designed to provide students with a theoretical knowledge base and practical experience which will enable them to work within the field of child development. The student may receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Child Development, an Early Childhood Administrator’s Certificate, an Early Childhood Certificate, and a Family Advocate Certificate.

Basic practicum experience is required in certain Child Development courses within the program. Specific tasks performed in the practicum setting vary according to skills, interests and course requirements. Students taking practicum courses must meet the requirements for licensed Child Care facilities as outlined in the Texas Minimum Standards: 1.) High school diploma or its equivalent; and 2.)  Pass a Department of Protective and Regulatory Services criminal background check. The purpose of the background check is to determine that a person has no criminal or abuse and neglect history; and that their presence would not be a risk to the health or safety of children. Students who do no meet the above requirements must see the program advisor.

Program advisor is Johnanne Reynolds, assistant professor of child development.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

This curriculum is designed to prepare graduates for employment in early childhood professions such as preschool teacher, infant-toddler teacher, director, public school para-professional and social service professional, or prepares students for transfer to university programs. The curriculum meets all requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree. The Child Development program also awards a Tech Prep Enhanced Skills Certificate upon completion of additional technical courses.

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16

Total Semester Hours: 16/17/18

Fourth Semester

Total Semester Hours: 16


*Although not a requirement for this degree, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**Approved Child Development Electives: CDEC 1317, 1341, 1356, 1358, 2304, 2307, 2322, 2324, 2326, 2328, 2341. Students who complete the Family Advocate Certificate may use the following electives: CHLT 1309, PSYT 1429, 2303, 2331, 2335.
***Tech Prep related courses that may be articulated with high school.
****Approved Electives: HRPO 1311, COSC/ITSC 1401, SPCH 1321, SPAN 1300, 1301, GOVT 2301, 2302, HIST 1301
*****Approved Humanities/Fine Arts: ENGL 2322, 2326, 2332, 2333, SPAN 1511, 1512, 2311, 2312, HIST 1302, 2301, ARTS 1301, MUSI 1306

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