2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Graduation Map: Early Childhood Development, TC


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Program Overview

The Technical Certificate in Early Childhood Development contains courses in curriculum development and child behavior. Some of these courses are designed to 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.

Students must obtain cleared criminal, FBI, and child maltreatment registry checks and a UA-PTC Education ID badge prior to enrollment in ECD and ECTC courses.

ACTS Course Numbers

The Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) contains information about the transferability of courses within Arkansas public colleges and universities. Students are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and equitable treatment in the application of credits for admissions and degree requirements. Go to https://adhe.edu/students-parents/transfer-info-for-students for more information.

Degree Requirements

-This degree requires successful completion of 33 credit hours.

-A minimum 2.00 cumulative grade-point average required for graduation.

-Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses taken to satisfy the TC in Early Childhood Development.

-This program of study includes special program fees beyond current tuition and college fees.

-Satisfaction of all financial obligations due to the college is required for graduation.

-Please note: additional prerequisite courses may be required if minimum placement test scores are not met. 

Semester One


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ECD 1003  Foundations of Early Childhood Education 3    
  ECD 1103  Child Growth and Development 3    
  ECD 1203  Environments for Young Children 3    
  ECD 1423  Advanced Field Experience 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Two


Complete all 12 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ECD 2803  Special Needs 3    
  ECTC 2503  Child Guidance 3    
  ENGL 1311  English Composition I 3    
  Select one: ECD 1013  CDA Portfolio & Field Experience OR ECTC 2703  Preschool Curriculum 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR

Semester Three


Complete 9 Hours

Course/Requirement Credits Semester Taken Grade
  ECD 1113  Working with Diverse Families 3    
  Select one: ECD 1013  CDA Portfolio & Field Experience OR ECTC 2803  Infant/Toddler Curriculum 3    
  Select one: PSYC 2300  Psychology & the Human Experience OR SOCI 2300  Introduction to Sociology OR SPCH 1300  Speech Communication 3    

PROGRESS CHECK WITH ADVISOR - APPLY FOR GRADUATION

Total 33 Credit Hours


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