CHILD DEVELOPMENT - CERTIFICATE OF MASTERY


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Workforce Development Certificate

 

Program Description:
This curriculum is designed for child care providers and/or center directors wishing to meet the requirements of Level Five on the Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder. The Oklahoma Professional Development Ladder is described on the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development web site at https://www.cecpd.org.

 

This curriculum can assist providers and/or directors in advancing on the REWARD Oklahoma Salary Supplement Scale. Funded by OKDHS Oklahoma Child Care Services, the REWARD Oklahoma program is designed to promote quality child care in Oklahoma. Providers who meet the eligibility requirements may receive salary supplements ranging from $400 to $1,500 per year. The REWARD Oklahoma program is described on the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development web site at https://www.cecpd.org.

 

This curriculum can also assist child care center directors in advancing to the Silver Level on the Oklahoma Director’s Credential. Directors of child care centers licensed by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services are required to have a current Oklahoma Director’s Credential to be in compliance with Licensing Requirements for Child Care Centers. Assistant Directors, potential directors, and other early childhood professionals may also wish to obtain a credential. The Oklahoma Director’s Credential program is described on the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development web site at https://www.cecpd.org .

 

NOTE: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory or methodology course obtain a national 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.

 

Students requesting advanced standing for a previously earned CDA Credential may apply for advanced standing credit at the West Campus Enrollment Services office. See Credit by Advanced Standing for more information.

 

NOTE: Students are advised to work with a TCC Academic Counselor in order to choose the best electives to meet the requirements of the chosen next-level Associate degree.

 

Students will select from one of three options:
(1) Child Development Certificate of Mastery
(2) Infant/Toddler Certificate of Mastery
(3) Youth Development Certificate of Mastery

 

Degree Awarded: Certificate of Achievement

 

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

 

Core Courses (Required for all Options) 9 hours

 

Child Development 6 hours
Select two courses from the following:
^CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
^CHLD 2023 Child Development and Parenting
^CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
^CHLD 2113 Introduction to Child Care Management
^CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
^CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
^CHLD 2413 Professionalism & Leadership in Early Care & Education

 

English 3 hours

*ENGL 1113 Composition I

Select from one of the following four certificate options:
(1) Child Development Certificate of Mastery
Option 9 hours

This curriculum prepares students who are currently working in child care to advance in their employment in either early childhood or infant-toddler or family child care programs. This curriculum addresses the national Child Development Associate (CDA) competencies and functional areas. As part of this curriculum plan, students complete the application and assessment process for the CDA National Credential administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition, http://www.cdacouncil.org. Students must have completed 480 hours of experience working with children within the past 3 years to apply for the CDA Credential. Students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in the CDA preparation courses may apply the credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives.

 

Note: It is required that students selecting this option be currently working in child care as infant, toddler, preschool, or family child care home providers.

 

Total Credit Hours: 18

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.

 

Child Development 9 hours
+CHLD 1101 CDA: Application and Assessment Preparation
+CHLD 1102 CDA: Competencies 1 & 4
+CHLD 1202 CDA: Competency 3
+CHLD 1302 CDA: Competency 2
+CHLD 1402 CDA: Competencies 5 & 6

 

(2) Infant/Toddler Certificate of Mastery Option 9 hours

Oklahoma has more infants and toddlers needing licensed child care than there are available providers to care for them. This curriculum is designed to address Oklahoma’s critical need for child care providers with specialized training and skills in infant and toddler development. As part of this curriculum plan, students complete three courses that address infant and toddler programming and care. This curriculum is intended to prepare students not currently working in child care for positions in programs serving infants and toddlers, or help current infant and toddler providers advance on the career ladder. Students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in the infant/toddler courses may apply the credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives.

 

Child Development 9 hours

^*CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers
^CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
and select one course from the following:
^CHLD 2243 Language and Cognitive Development: Birth to Eight
^CHLD 2263 Social and Emotional Development: Birth to Eight

 

(3) Youth Development Certificate of Mastery Option

9 hours
This curriculum is designed for students currently working in the field of youth development: before and after school services, youth groups, and summer programs. This curriculum can also serve students who wish to gain employment in youth development programs. As part of this curriculum plan, students complete nine hours of coursework specific to working with children ages five to twelve. Students who achieve a grade of “C” or better in the child development courses may apply the credits toward any TCC Child Development Associate in Applied Science degree as controlled electives.

 

Child Development 9 hours
+CHLD 1802 Youth Development: Establishing the Environment
+CHLD 1822 Youth Development: Emotional Development and Guidance
+CHLD 1841 Youth Development: Educational Support
+CHLD 1851 Youth Development: Developing Community
+CHLD 2323 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Middle Childhood

 

Total Credit Hours: 18

*Course has prerequisite (See course description section of catalog).
^Course must be completed with a “C” or better.
+Course must be completed with a “C” or better to apply credits toward an AAS in Child Development as a Controlled Elective.

 

General education requirements can be found at: www.tulsacc.edu/gened.

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