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Workforce Development Degree

Program Description:
This plan of study is designed for students who are currently working or want to work in a public school assisting a certified teacher in
 the classroom. Students will acquire knowledge and develop skills needed to work directly with school age children as a teacher assistant
 in a public school setting. An emphasis on science, mathematics, and technology is presented in the course of study. Students in this curriculum plan will complete a practicum experience in a public school. Students planning to transfer to a teacher education bachelor’s degree program at a university should consult with a TCC counselor and the transfer university when selecting courses for the degree. Students will be required to submit a Criminal History Report and tuberculin skin test for evaluation before enrollment in CHLD 2273 Teacher Assistant Practicum course.

NOTE: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory 
course obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child 
Development Academic Program office (S 128) or West Campus Liberal Arts office (L 144). Call 918-595-8177 or 918-595-8079 for more information.

Degree Awarded: Associate in Applied Science

For More Information Contact:
Liberal Arts Division, Child Development Academic Program,
West Campus: (918) 595-8079

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 35

English 6 hours
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Humanities 6 hours
Select 6 hours from courses designated Humanities from the list of General Education courses.

Mathematics 3 hours
Select one course designated Mathematics from the list of General Education courses.

Science 8 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
PHSC 1114 General Physical Science

Social Studies 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one 3 credit hour course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present

Speech 3 hours
SPCH 1113 Speech Communication I

Computer Science 3 hours
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 25


Child Development 21 hours

^CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan

^*CHLD 2103 Child Guidance

^*CHLD 2133 Middle Childhood Foundations

^CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs

^*CHLD 2323 Physical and Creative Activities: Middle Childhood

^*CHLD 2333 Science, Math, and Computer Activities: Middle Childhood

^*CHLD 2273 Teacher Assistant Practicum


Recommended Electives 4 hours

Students planning to transfer to a teacher education bachelor’s degree program at a university should consult with a TCC counselor and the transfer university when selecting courses for this degree.


Total Credit Hours: 60

*Course has prerequisites

^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.


General education requirements can be found at: