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Child Development (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

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.

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.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 44 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV1750Practicum II

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2016Leadership in Early Childhood

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2125Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

 

CDEV2230Preschool Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2255Schoolage Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2300Multicultural Learning Experiences

2

General Education Required 16 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose two courses from MnTC Goal Area 5

6

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60

Semester Sequence - Full-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV2230Preschool Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2255Schoolage Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2300Multicultural Learning Experiences

2

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Choose 6 credits from MnTC Goal Area 5

Total Credits  14

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2016Leadership in Early Childhood

3

Total Credits  15

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1750Practicum II

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2125Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  15

MnTC Goal Area 2

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
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

POLI1000Introduction to American Government and Politics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2120Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOCI2130Food and Society

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

Graduation (60 Credits)

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

 

4/23/2021 : BP 7004 / EP 7005

Semester Sequence - Part-Time

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1000Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV1010Child Growth and Development

3

CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

Total Credits  9

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

 

CDEV2230Preschool Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2255Schoolage Development and Learning

2

or

CDEV2300Multicultural Learning Experiences

2

Total Credits  8

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Total Credits  7

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

Total Credits  9

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1725Practicum I

3

CDEV2125Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

Total Credits  9

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 5

3

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 7

3

Total Credits  6

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1750Practicum II

3

Total Credits  6

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV2016Leadership in Early Childhood

3

 

Choose one course from MnTC Goal Area 2

3

Total Credits  6

MnTC Goal Area 2

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
BIOL2001Biology in Society

4

BIOL2003Nutrition and Health

3

BIOL2005General Biology I

4

BIOL2040Introduction to Forensic Science

3

BIOL2045Human Biology

4

BIOL2125Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2225Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BIOL2235Microbiology

4

COMM2060Small Group Communication

3

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

PHIL2100Critical Thinking for College Success

3

PHYS2001Introductory Physics

3

PHYS2015Introductory Physics II

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 5

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ECON2200Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECON2300Principles of Macroeconomics

3

HIST1400Contemporary World History

3

POLI1000Introduction to American Government and Politics

3

PSYC2300General Psychology

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2100Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCI2120Introduction to Criminal Justice

3

SOCI2130Food and Society

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits 

MnTC Goal Area 7

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
COMM2020Intercultural Communication

3

COMM2050Interpersonal Communication

3

MUSC1005Influence of Hip-Hop Music

3

MUSC1010Influence of Pop/Rock Music

3

PSYC2310Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

3

PSYC2330Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI2000Marriage and Family

3

SOCI2200Race in America

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

Graduation (60 Credits)

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

 

4/23/2021 : BP 7004 / EP 7005