Child Development Certificate

General Requirements: Total Hours: 18 • Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description: The Certificate of Mastery in Child Development allows students to obtain specialized training that can lead to the educational requirements for a CDA credential or to fulfill the requirements for the Department of Human Services professional development. Certificate completers are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework. 

Specialized Program Requirements:    18 hours
Area Min. Hours Course Code Course Description
Communications 3 ENGL 1113 English Composition I
Child Development 15 CD    2023 Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
    CD    2043  Parent and Community Relations 
    CD    2053 Child Growth and Development
    CD    2063 Behavior and Guidance of Young Children
    CD    2073 Music, Movement and Creative Arts
    CD    2103 Education and Services for Children with Special     
    CD    2173 Cognitive Skills for Children
    CD    2183 Language and Social Skills for Children
    CD    2203 Early Childhood Education Program Planning and Eval.
    CD    2223 Professionalism in Child Development Needs
    CD    2233 Assessment and Eval. of Child Growth and Development