Child Development Associate (CDA) Certificate

Ready to start your career in child development? Begin by earning a CDA certificate.

Degree Plan

First Semester Hours
CDEC 1317
Child Development Associate Training I
3
CDEC 2322
Child Development Associate Training II
3
CDEC 2324
Child Development Associate Training III
3
Total Hours 9

 

Students must have a “C” or higher in each CDA course to receive the training certificate.

Please be advised that licensure for this program includes a criminal background check.  If you have a question about this action, please speak to the division dean.

 

Child Development Associate Course Descriptions

CDEC 1317 W - Child Development Associate Training I (3,2,2).

Based on the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). Topics include CDA overview, observation skills, and child growth and development. The four functional areas of study are creative, cognitive, physical, and communication.

CDEC 2322 W - Child Development Associate Training II (3,2,2).

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.

CDEC 2324 W - Child Development Associate Training III (3,2,2).

A continuation of the study of the requirements for the Child Development Associate National Credential (CDA). The three functional areas of study include family, program management, and professionalism. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: CDEC 1317 and 2322

Gainful Employment

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To learn more, please contact us.

Dana Strickland
Associate Professor, Child Development
(903) 823-3224
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Dr. Dixon Boyles
Dean of Business and Social Sciences
903-823-3192
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