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This is a suggestived curricular pathway for students who plan to transfer to a senior college or university. Transferability and specific requirements can be determined only by the receiving institution. Students should consult an academic advisor early in their program of study.
 
*This suggested curricular pathway is designed to prepare students ofr entry into an Athletic Training Education Program at a university that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Atheltic Training Education (CAATE). contact the advisement Center to determine transferability of courses and college or university requirements.
 

CDEC 1358. Creative Arts for Early Childhood. (3-3-0)

An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching music, movement, visual arts, and dramatic play through process-oriented experiences to support divergent thinking for children birth through age eight.

CDEC 1419.  Child Guidance. (4-3-3)

An exploration of guidance strategies for promoting prosocial behaviors with individual and groups of children. Emphasis on positive guidance principles and techniques, family involvement, and cultural influences. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 1421. The Infant and Toddler. (4-3-3)

A study of appropriate infant and toddler (birth to three years) programs, including an overview of development, quality care giving routines, appropriate environments, materials and activities and teaching/guidance techniques. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools.  Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 1456.  Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood. (4-3-3)

An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching language and literacy through a play-based integrated curriculum to children from birth through age eight. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 1459. Children with Special Needs. (4-3-3)

A survey of information regarding children with special needs including possible causes and characteristics of exceptionalities, educational intervention, available resources, referral processes, and the advocacy role and legislative issues. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools.  Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 2307. Math and Science for Early Childhood. (3-3-0)

An exploration of principles, methods, and materials for teaching young children math and science concepts through discovery and play.

CDEC 2315. Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education. (3-2-4)

An overview of diverse cultural and multilingual education including familial relationships, community awareness, diversity, and the needs of each and every child. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 2326.  Administration of Programs for Children I. (3-3-0)

Application of management procedures for early care and education programs. Includes planning, operating, supervising, and evaluating programs. Topics cover philosophy, types of programs, policies, fiscal management, regulations, staffing, evaluation, and communication.

CDEC 2328.  Administration of Programs for Children II. (3-3-0)

Prerequisite: CDEC 2326 Administration of Programs for Children I

An in-depth study of the skills and techniques in managing early care and education programs, including legal and ethical issues, personnel management, team building, leadership, conflict resolution, stress management, advocacy, professionalism, fiscal analysis, technical applications in programs and planning parent education/partnerships.

CDEC 2368 and 2369. Practicum–Child Care Provider/Assistant (3-1-20) (Field Experience Lab)

Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

CDEC 2441. The School Age Child. (4-2-4)

A study of programs for the school age child, including an overview of development, learning environments, materials, activities and guidance techniques. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.TECA 1303. Families, School and Community. (3-3-2)

A study of the child, family, community, and schools, including parent education and involvement, family and community lifestyles, child abuse and current family life issues. This course includes a 16 hour lab component with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools.  Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

TECA 1311.  Educating Young Children. (3-3-2)

An introduction to the education of the young child, including developmentally appropriate practices and programs, theoretical and historical perspectives, ethical and professional responsibilities and current issues. This course includes a 16 hour lab component with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools.  Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

TECA 1318.  Wellness of the Young Child. (3-3-2)

A study of the factors that impact the well-being of the young child including healthy behavior, food, nutrition, fitness, and safety practices. Focuses on local and national standards and legal implications of relevant policies and regulations. Course content must be aligned as applicable with State Board for Educator Certification Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities standards and coincide with the National Association for the Education of Young Children position statement related to developmentally appropriate practices for children from birth to age eight. Requires students to participate in field experiences with children from infancy through age 12 in a variety of settings with varied and diverse populations. Course includes a minimum of 16 hours of field experiences. Criminal background checks are required by the public schools and day care facilities. Payment for the background checks will be determined by the public schools. NOTE: Criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from having access to children in licensed or certified child care operations. Additionally, a criminal history MAY disqualify individuals from obtaining or maintaining ANY certifications required in child care settings.  • The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) permits and monitors all child-care operations and child-placing agencies for compliance with state licensing standards, rules and laws. • For details about specific offenses and their impact on different types of child care settings, refer to https://www.dfps.state.tx.us/Child Care/documents/Standards and Regulations/LCCO Chart.pdf.;• Note that even though the chart outlines offenses in which persons may be present at a child-care operation, DFPS may place conditions or restrictions on a person’s duties in order for the person to be present at the operation. Lab fee $55 to cover cost of criminal background check.

TECA 1354.  Child Growth and Development. (3-3-0)

A study of the physical, emotional, social and cognitive factors impacting growth and development of children through adolescence.



 

 

Component Area

Courses

Semester Hours

Communication (010)

Both:

ENGL 1301 AND

ENGL 1302

6

Mathematics (020)

One course from:

MATH 1314, 1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 2312, 2413

3

Life & Physical Sciences (030)

*Two Courses from:

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

6

Language, Philosophy,

And Culture (040)

One course from:

ENGL 2322, 2323, 2327, 2328,  2332,  2333

HUMA 1301

PHIL 2306

SPAN 2311, 2312

3

Creative Arts (050)

One course from:

ARTS 1301, 1303, 1304

DRAM 1310, 2366

MUSI 1306, 1307, 1310

3

History (060)

Two courses from:

HIST 1301, HIST 1302, HIST 2301

6

Government (070)

Both:

GOVT 2305 AND GOVT 2306

6

Social & Behavioral Sciences (080)

One course from:

ECON 2301, 2302

PSYC 2301, 2314

SOCI 1301, 1306, 2301

3

Component Area Requirement CAO (090)

Two courses from:

BCIS 1305

BIOL 1406, 1407, 1411, 1413, 2401, 2402, 2420, 2421, 2404

CHEM 1405, 1406, 1407, 1411, 1412, 2423, 2425

EDUC/PSYC 1300

ENGL 2311

MATH 1314,1324, 1325, 1332, 1342, 1350, 1351, 2312, 2413, 2414, 2318, 2320, 2415

PHYS 1401, 1402, 1415, 1417, 2425, 2426

SPCH 1315, 1321

6

Suggested Pathway Electives

Suggested pathway electives  to complete 60 semester hours

18

(2 of the 18 hours will consist of science labs)

*The following science combinations will satisfy the life & physical science requirement

BIOL 1406 and BIOL 1407; BIOL 1408 and BIOL 1409; BIOL 1411 and BIOL 1413; BIOL 1406 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1407 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1408 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1409 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1411 with any CHEM or PHYS; BIOL 1413 with any CHEM or PHYS; CHEM 1405 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1406 and CHEM 1407; CHEM 1405 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1406 with any BIOL or PHYS; CHEM 1407 with any BIOL or PHYS

 



 
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Posted Date:
6/13/2018 10:26:40 AM

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