2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Development, CP


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The Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Development contains the basic courses that lay a solid foundation for a person wishing to pursue a career working with young children, birth through pre-kindergarten. The one-semester Certificate of Proficiency allows students to partially meet the requirements to apply for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) issued by the CDA Council in Washington, DC.

If a student wishes to acquire the Child Development Associate credential (CDA) from the Council for Professional Recognition from Washington, D.C., in addition to completing ECD 1013  CDA Portfolio and Field Experience, these courses may be used as the required 120 hours of training.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses taken to satisfy the Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Development. This program of study includes special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

Note: All students are required to have a current clear maltreatment background check, a clear FBI and criminal background check and a UA-PTC Education ID badge in any education course. If a criminal background check is returned with a felony conviction or a true report of child abuse or neglect, the student will be immediately dropped from all courses with an ECTC, ECD, or EDUC prefix. There will not be a refund of fees or tuition. This also may affect financial aid awards. The one-semester Certificate of Proficiency allows students to partially meet the requirements to apply for the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) issued by the CDA Council in Washington, DC.

Early Childhood Development Core Courses


Complete all (12 Credit Hours)

Total 12 Credit Hours


*These courses are designed to partially meet the mandatory competencies for the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential required by Act 187, passed by the Arkansas Legislature during the 2009 session.

If seeking CDA licensure, ECD 1013  Is recommended. All other students should take ECD 1423 . Please see Education advisor for more Information.

Note: The Department of Education also offers a transferrable degree for students interested in becoming K-12 teachers. You can find more information about the Associate of Science in Education under Transfer Degrees.

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