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Child Development (BP/EP) Associate of Science

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This degree is designed to prepare individuals for employment in a variety of early child care and educational settings as teachers, family child care providers or nannies. Persons working in this profession provide a healthy, safe and developmentally appropriate environment in support of families. Students learn how to plan age appropriate activities which recognize the diversity of children and families. This degree expands the student's knowledge of child development in areas of communication, writing and developmental skills. Many employers recognize the benefit from this extensive training and require a degree of the employees at the teacher level. This award will transfer to select other institutions towards a Bachelors Degree.

Award Outcomes

Develop self-reflective habits as an early childhood professional.

Implement developmentally appropriate curriculum and teaching practices.

Apply developmental theories and practices.

Implement assessment and curriculum cycle.

Cultivate family and community relationships.

Develop an environment that honors diversity.

Career Opportunities

Job opportunities are available in child care centers, special needs programs, in home care (nanny), family child care, schoolage care, recreational and parent/child programs. Upon completion of an articulated bachelor's degree, there are expanded opportunities in early childhood programs, as well as the ability to teach through third grade in public school systems.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 30 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1105Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

3

CDEV1125Guiding Children's Behavior

3

CDEV1130Learning Environment and Curriculum

4

CDEV1160Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1500Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV2015Organizational Leadership and Management

2

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

General Education Required 30 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Choose an additional six credits from any MnTC Goal Area

6

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate of Science Credits 60

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1105Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

3

CDEV1130Learning Environment and Curriculum

4

CDEV1500Child Growth and Development

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  14

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1125Guiding Children's Behavior

3

CDEV1160Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

MATH2200College Algebra

4

Total Credits  17

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV2015Organizational Leadership and Management

2

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  14

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1725Practicum I

3

Choose an additional three credits from MnTC Goal Area 1

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Choose an additional six credits from any MnTC Goal Area

6

Total Credits 15

MnTC Goal Area 1

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

COMM2130Public Speaking

3

ENGL2001Workplace Correspondence

2

ENGL2050Short Form Composition and Reporting

4

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

ENGL2130Introduction to Creative Writing

3

Choose a Total of :  3 Credits

MnTC Goal Area 2

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

INFS2000Research Skills in the Information Age

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

MATH2250Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

MATH2300Calculus I

5

PHIL2100Critical Thinking

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:   3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2100Consumer Economics

3

ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2320Psychology of Living in the 21st Century

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

LANG2000American Sign Language/Deaf Culture I

3

LANG2010American Sign Language/Deaf Culture II

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Racial and Ethnic Relations

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Any MnTC Goal Area

Hennepin Technical College's 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). 

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Choose any additional 6 credits from any MnTC Goal Area

Graduation (60 Credits)

60 credits completed with a 2.8 GPA or better

Criminal Background Studies: Minnesota law requires that any person who provides services that involve direct contact with children, patients, and residents at a health or child care facility licensed by the State of Minnesota must have a background study conducted by the state.  Individuals with specified felony convictions are prohibited from having direct contact with children, patients, and residents of licensed facilities.  Anyone refusing to cooperate in the criminal background study cannot participate in coursework that requires direct contact with children, patients or residents.  Students who are disqualified from having direct patient/resident/child contact will not be able to participate in coursework which includes a practical experience.  Therefore, completion of coursework for the program major will not be possible without documentation of a cleared background study.

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice


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