Child Development and Education

Child Development and Education

The department offers multiple pathways for students considering work with children prenatally through age 18 and their families in diverse settings. Coursework focuses on examining theory and applying it to practice to support learning and development outcomes that are educationally, developmentally, and culturally appropriate. Certificates, degrees, and courses in the CDE Department are aligned with state requirements, prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, and provide professional development opportunities.

Use the links below to access special information and resources for CDE Majors

Zero Textbook Cost CDE Programs

  You can earn these without having to pay for textbooks!   
Associate Teacher Certificate

Child & Adolescent Development Associate Degree for Transfer

Certificates and Degrees Courses Faculty
Child Development Permit FAQs Center for Teaching Pathways
Book Loan Program Educational Funding Student Learning Outcomes
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NAEYC Accreditation


  The AS-T in Early Childhood Education is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Early Childhood Higher Education Programs of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, The accreditation term runs from Spring 2018 through Spring 2025.