Course Descriptions

CDEC 1166 - Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant

(1:0:7) This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

Semester Hours: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 7

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1319 is required for Child Development majors.

Semester offered: Fall


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CDEC 1167 - Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant

(1:0:7) This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

Semester Hours: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 7

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1354 or TECA 1354 is required for Child Development majors.

Semester offered: Spring

 

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CDEC 1303 and TECA 1303 - Families, School, and the Community

(3:3:0) This course provides a study of the child, family, community and schools. It includes parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse and current family life issues. The course content is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. The course requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall (Internet Course available)

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CDEC 1311 and TECA 1311 - Educating Young Children

(3:3:0)This course is an introduction to the education of the young child. It includes developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities and other current issues. This course is aligned with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. It requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 1313 - Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs

(3:3:0) This course provides a study of the fundamentals of curriculum design and implementation in developmentally appropriate programs for children.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2166.

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 1317 - Child Development Associate Training I

(3:3:0) Topics include CDA overview, general skills and child growth and development overview. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical and communication.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisite: Advisor or instructor approval.

Note: Course is based on the requirements for Child Development Associate (CDA) National Credential.

Semester offered: Varies (Internet Course)

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CDEC 1318 and TECA 1318- Wellness of the Young Child

(3:3:0) This course examines factors that impact the well-being of young children, including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness and safety practices. The course focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content is aligned with State Board of Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards. The course requires students to participate in a minimum of 16 hours of field experience with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Spring (Internet Course available)

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CDEC 1319 - Child Guidance

(3:3:0) This course is an exploration of guidance strategies for promoting pro-social behaviors with individual and groups of children. The emphasis is on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement and cultural influences. Practical application through direct participation with children is required.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 1321 - Infant and Toddler

(3:3:0)This course provides a study of appropriate infant and toddler programs (birth to age 3), including an overview of development, quality routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities and teaching/guidance techniques.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Summer

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CDEC 1323 - Observation and Assessment

(3:3:0)This course demonstrates an understanding of appropriate assessment skills; develops skills in observing, recording, and interpreting children’s behavior; defines and compare assessment tools; and develops individual plans based on assessment.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 2167 required.

Semester offered: Spring

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CDEC 1341 - CDA Preparation for Assessment

(3:3:0) This course is designed for the preparation for the CDA credential assessment. This course includes writing CDA competency statements and completing a CDA professional file.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisite: Advisor approval is required.

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CDEC 1343 - Independent Study in Child Development

(3:3:0) This course provides an in-depth study of an approved career topic. Research, presentation of findings and practical applications are emphasized as they relate to the selected topic.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisite: Advisor approval is required.

Semester offered: Summer

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CDEC 1354 and TECA 1354 - Child Growth and Development

(3:3:0)This course is a study of physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1167 is required for Child Development majors only.

Semester offered: Spring

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CDEC 1356 - Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood

(3:3:0)This course provides an exploration of principles, methods and materials for teaching young children language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Summer

 

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CDEC 1358 - Creative Arts for Early Childhood

(3:3:0)This course provides an exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching children music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Spring

 

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CDEC 1359 - Children with Special Needs

(3:3:0)This course provides a survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, intervention strategies, available resources, referral processes, the advocacy role, and legislative issues. 

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Spring

 

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CDEC 2166 - Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant

(1:0:7)This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

Semester Hours: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 7

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1313 is required for Child Development majors only.

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 2167 - Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant

(1:0:7) This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student.

Semester Hours: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 7

Note: Concurrent enrollment in CDEC 1323 is required for Child Development majors only.

Semester offered: Spring

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CDEC 2304 - Child Abuse and Neglect

(3:3:0) This course covers the methods used in the identification of physical, emotional and sexual abuse and neglect with an emphasis on developing skills for working with children and families. This includes methods of referral to public and private agencies that deal with investigation and treatment.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall and Summer

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CDEC 2307 - Math and Science for Early Childhood

(3:3:0)This course provides an exploration of principles, methods and materials for teaching children math and science concepts and process skill through discovery and play.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Summer

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CDEC 2315 – Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education

(3:3:0) This course is an overview of multicultural topics and education, and includes relationships with the family and community, awareness and sensitivity to diversity, and individual needs of children.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 2322 - Child Development Associate Training II

(3:3:0)This course is a continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The six functional areas of study include safe, healthy, learning environment, self, social and guidance.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisite: Advisor or Instructor approval.

Semester offered: Varies (Internet Course)

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CDEC 2324 - Child Development Associate Training III

(3:3:0)This course is a continuation of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Three of the 13 functional areas of study include family, program management and professionalism.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Pre-requisite: Advisor or instructor approval.

Semester offered: Varies (Internet Course)


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CDEC 2326 - Administration of Programs for Children I

(3:3:0)This course provides a practical application of management procedures for early child care education programs. The course includes planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics cover philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluation and communication.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Fall

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CDEC 2328 - Administration of Programs for ChildrenII

(3:3:0)This course is an in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, planning parent education /partnerships, and technical applications in programs.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Spring

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CDEC 2341 - The School Age Child

(3:3:0)This course includes a study of appropriate programs for the school age child (5 to 13 years), including an overview of development, appropriate environments, materials, and activities and teaching/guidance techniques.

Semester Hours: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

Semester offered: Summer

 

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