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Child Development (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

This diploma provides students with the skills necessary to work in a variety of child care careers. Skills to be developed include planning age appropriate activities which recognize the diversity of children and families. In addition, students will practice guidance techniques and supervise snack, cleanup and other daily routines to provide for a safe and healthy environment.

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

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 24 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

General Education Required 4 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Recommended:

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

Total Diploma Credits 31

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

CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

CDEV1725Practicum I

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  15

Technical Studies Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

CDEV1750Practicum II

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2125Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (31 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 7006 / EP 7007

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

Total Credits  6

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1520Guiding Children’s Behavior

3

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  6

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

Total Credits  4

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1020Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV1550Curriculum Planning

3

Total Credits  6

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1530Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

Total Credits  3

Fifth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1030Creative Activities and Environments

3

Total Credits  3

Sixth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CDEV1725Practicum I

3

Total Credits  3

Technical Studies Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

CDEV1750Practicum II

3

CDEV2000Children with Differing Abilities

3

CDEV2075Working with Diverse Families and Children

3

CDEV2125Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

3

CDEV2500Introduction to Language and Literacy

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (31 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 7006 / EP 7007