Child Development & Education

Child Development Academic Programs

The Child Development academic program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree program (NAEYC).

Child Development programs will prepare students for a variety of careers working with young children and their families. Whether students choose to pursue an Associate of Science degree (AS), Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) or Certificate program, they will receive the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their child development career goals.

Completion of the Associate of Science degree prepares graduates for jobs such as Early Head Start and Head Start teacher assistant, preschool teacher assistant, parent educator, family support professional, child care center administrator and state agency employee. The Associate of Science degree will transfer to four year institutions for students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree and/or Oklahoma teacher certification.

The following Child Development academic programs are available:

Before Enrolling in Child Development Courses:

  1. Child Development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course must receive a clearance on a criminal background check and a sex offender registry at their own expense. Contact Anthony Corraro at (918) 595-8077 or for background check information.
  2. To ensure success in the Child Development program, students are highly encouraged to:
    • Formally declare the appropriate Child Development major by completing an online Child Development Major Declaration form.
    • Schedule a phone or on-campus conference with a Child Development faculty member within 30 days after being admitted to the Child Development Program to review degree plan. Office of Child Development and Education (918) 595-8077 to schedule a phone or on-campus conference.