Early Childhood Training One-Year Certificate

Degree Plan

First Semester Hours   Second Semester Hours
TECA 1311
Educating Young Children
3   ENGL 1301 (core)
Composition I
BCIS 1305 or EDUC/PSYC 1300
Business Computer Applications or
Learning Frameworks
3   CDEC 2387
Internship – Child Care Provider / Assistant
CDEC 1313
Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Program
3   SPCH 1315
Public Speaking
CDEC 1317, 1356, 1358, or 2326 3   PSYC 2308
Child Psychology
CDEC 1319, 1359, 2322, 2324 or TECA 1318 3   TECA 1303
Family and the Community
Total 15   Total

Total Hours




Students must have a “C” in CDEC and TECA Courses in order to receive credit for their certificate.



CDEC 1317 Child Development Associate Training I,

CDEC 1319 Child Guidance,

CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood,

CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood,

CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs,

CDEC 2322 Child Development Associate Training II,

CDEC 2324 Child Development Associate Training III,

CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I,

TECA 1318 Nutrition, Health, and Safety


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.

To learn more, please contact us.

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