ACADEMIC MAP
Child Development, A.A.S.

Semester 1

COURSE CR COMMENTS
EDUC 250 INTRO TO EARLY EDUCATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 105 FAMILY & THE CHILD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
WRITING AND RHETORIC ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
QUANTITATIVE REASONING ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COLL 101 ORIENTATION TO COLLEGE 1 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 210 CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
TOTAL: 16

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 205 YOUNG CHILDREN W/SPECIAL NEEDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
PSYC 241 INTRO TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 155 GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
EDUC 255 LANGUAGE ARTS & EMERGENT LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 240 OBSERVATION & ASSESSMENT SKILL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

COURSE CR COMMENTS
SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY ELECTIVE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 243 INFANT & TODDLER DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
CDEV 242 PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
CDEV 220 ETHICS & ADMINISTRATION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
TOTAL: 13

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
AESTHETICS, CREATIVITY, AND APPRECIATION 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND INTERACTION ELECTIVE 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 215 HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 108 EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 251 CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 120 HOURS
TOTAL: 17

The Associate of Applied Science in Child Development develops knowledge, skills and abilities so graduates can prepare, facilitate, and assess learning environments that are engaging and playful to promote social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development.

MILESTONE COURSE:

FIELD/CLINICAL COURSE:

These courses have a component that requires placement in a child development setting and a completed CDEV file. The amount of hours can be found beside the flag.

CAREER PLANNING:

CAPSTONE COURSE:

A semester long project that must be taken before graduation. A “C” or better must be earned, and the Peregrine Assessment must be completed.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


CERTIFICATION:

Graduation Requirements

A grade of “C” or better required in program courses (CDEV & EDUC) with an overall GPA of 2.0.

PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER:

CDEV is designed as a career ladder with multiple entry and exit points. In two years of study beyond the associate degree, you can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Development.

Students should average 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 per year, to graduate on time.

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
61


2022-2023

Foundational Learning Courses (FLCs):

To ensure breadth and depth as students meet these broad education goals, the curriculum focuses on six academic “strands.”

Aesthetics,
Creativity, and
Appreciation
Human
Communication
and Interaction 
People and
Their Worlds
 Quantitative
Reasoning 
Scientific InquiryWriting and
Rhetoric

 ART-101

 ART-111

 ENGL-131

 ENGL-132

 ENGL-221

 ENGL-222

 ENGL-241

 ENGL-242

 ENGL-257

 ENGL-261

 ENGL-262

 ENGL-285

 MUSI-170

 THEA-101

 COMM-105

 COMM-111

 COMM-112

 COMM-202

 ECON-201

 ECON-202

 GEOG-102

 HIST-101

 HIST-102

 HIST-152

 HIST-153

 HIST-250

 PHIL-111

 PHIL-150

 PHIL-231

 POLS-101

 POLS-102

 PSYC-101
 
 PSYC-241

 SOC-101

 SOC-107

 SOC-221

 MATH-120

 MATH-125

 MATH-126

 MATH-211

 ASTR-106
 BIOL-101

 BIOL-102

 BIOL-103

 BIOL-104

 BIOL-107

 BIOL-108

 BIOL-109

 BIOL-115

 BIOL-117

 BIOL-171

 CHEM-111

 CHEM-115

 CHEM-116

 GEOL-101

 GEOL-102

 GEOL-103

 GEOL-104

 GEOL-105

 PSCI-101

 PSCI-111

 PSCI-112

 PHYS-101

 PHYS-102
 
PHYS-111

 ENGL-101

 ENGL-102

 ENGL-107

 

2022-2023

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