Child Development (APCD)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Child Development Associate Degree program prepares students to be childhood education professionals. The coursework and practica prepare students to work effectively with young children and families in a variety of settings. The program satisfies Michigan state requirements for licensing as directors of child care centers, lead teachers in child care centers, home-based center providers, and support staff in public school early childhood programs and Head Start agencies. It also prepares students to transfer into a bachelor's degree program.

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2019-20 | 2020-21

2020-2021 Academic Requirements

The Child Development Associate Degree program prepares students to be childhood education professionals. The coursework and practica prepare students to work effectively with young children and families in a variety of settings. The program satisfies Michigan state requirements for licensing as directors of child care centers, lead teachers in child care centers, home-based center providers, and support staff in public school early childhood programs and Head Start agencies. It also prepares students to transfer into a bachelor's degree program.

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree;
Ferris State University, BS degree;
Madonna University, BS degree;
University of Michigan-Dearborn, BGS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: Articulation Agreements.

Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6 are required in the courses of this program.

Students who wish to enroll in child care practicum courses: CCP 132 or CCP 133 must be employed a minimum of 8 hours for 15 weeks for each credit of practicum. Permission is required to enroll in any CCP practicum course. Permission can be granted only after the student has submitted a Work Place Learning Agreement, Student Agreement and an Employer Agreement.

Division
Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Department
Public Services Careers Dept
Advisors
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Beth A. Marshall
(Items marked with an icon online icon are available online.)
First Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CCP 101   Child Development 3
CCP 122   Essentials of Early Care and Education - I 4
CCP 132   Child Development Practicum I 1
ENG 111   Composition I 4
Elective(s)   Natural Sciences 3
Total 15
Second Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CCP 123   Essentials of Early Care and Education - II 4
CCP 133   Child Development Practicum II 1
    Select one course: CCP 209, CCP 211, CCP 220 or CCP 225 3
Elective(s)   Social and Behavioral Science * 3
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking  
COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication  
COM 200   Family Communication 3
Total 14
Third Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CCP 200   Working with Families in a Diverse Society 3
CCP 210   Child Guidance and Classroom Management 3
CCP 230   Child Observation and Assessment 3
    Select one course: CCP 209, CCP 211, CCP 220 or CCP 225 3
MTH 148 or Functional Math for Elementary Teachers I  
    Any MTA MTH class 4
Total 16
Fourth Semester
Class   Title Minimum Credits
CCP 218   Advanced Child Care Seminar 1
CCP 219   Advanced Child Care Practicum 2
CCP 251   Education of the Young Child with Exceptionalities 3
    Select one course: CCP 209, CCP 211, CCP 220 or CCP 225 3
ENG 240 or Children's Literature  
ENG 242   Multicultural Literature for Youth ** 3
    Select any course to reach a minimum of 60 credits. 3
Total 15
Total Credits Required
60

 

Footnotes

*Students are encouraged to select PSY 100 or SOC 100 for their social science elective.
**Transfer students should consider a course from the EMU Diverse World Requirement List.