This 60-credit Associate of Science degree prepares graduates to transfer to a four-year college or university for a non-teaching degree in child development or an education degree in early childhood, which is required for a license to teach from birth through third grade.
AS – Child Development
You will be qualified to work as a teacher in childcare facilities or an educational paraprofessional. You may choose to specialize in areas, such as: Infant-toddler, preschool, school-age, children with special needs, family child care, nanny or administration. You will also be qualified to work as a para-educator in a school setting.
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All credits earned in the Associate of Science degree at NTC may be applied toward child development education programs at eligible institutions within the Minnesota State System of Colleges and Universities. Transfer options are also available at Mayville State University in North Dakota.
A student may be required to enroll in college readiness courses in reading, writing and math. A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine enrollment in college readiness courses. The purpose of college readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum. Credits may vary.
|Course #||Course Name||Credit|
|CDEV 1101||Health Safety and Nutrition||3.00|
|CDEV 1104||Child Growth and Development||3.00|
|CDEV 1107||Intro to Early Childhood Education||3.00|
|CDEV 1111||Practicum I||3.00|
|CDEV 1114||Child and Family Relations in a Diverse World||3.00|
|CDEV 1116||Guiding Young Children||3.00|
|CDEV 1135||Creative Activities and Environments||3.00|
|CDEV 1138||Observing & Assessing||3.00|
|CDEV 2224||Intro to Language and Literacy||3.00|
|CDEV 2230||Children with Differing Abilities||3.00|
|ENGL 1111||College Writing I||3.00|
|ENGL 1113||College Writing II||3.00|
|PSYC 1105||General Psychology||3.00|
|SPCH 1110||Intro to Public Speaking||3.00|
|SGNL 1100||American Sign Language (ASL) I||4.00|
|SGNL 2100||American Sign Language (ASL) II||4.00|
|General Education Electives||10|
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