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 Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 105 : FAMILY & THE CHILD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
CDEV 210 : CURRICULUM AND STRATEGIES FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 20 HOURS
ENGL 101 : ~COMPOSITION 1 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
MATH 120 : QUANTITATIVE LITERACY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
TOTAL: 15

Semester 2

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 205 : YOUNG CHILDREN W/SPECIAL NEEDS 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives 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 Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 155 : GUIDING YOUNG CHILDREN 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives 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 Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 240 : OBSERVATION & ASSESSMENT SKILL 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences 10 HOURS
TOTAL: 15

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

COURSE CR COMMENTS
CDEV 215 : HEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
: ART 101, THEA 101, OR MUSI 170 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
COMM 111 : ~FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
EDUC 108 : EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives Electives Concurrent Courses Field Experiences
CDEV 251 : CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE 4 Milestone Course Capstone Course Practicum & Seminar Career Laddar Pre-Requisites Electives 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 ā€œCā€ or better must be earned,and the Pre-PAC Assessment must be completed.

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:

Graduation Requirements

A grade of ā€œCā€ 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:
60

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ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Child Development provides preparation for those interested in working in childcare, Head Start, or preschool collaboratives.


The Child Development Certificate is an initial entry and exit point for students interested in a career in child  development. In order to be considered for Admission to, and Retention, in the Child Development Certificate
program, student must complete all program (CDEV and EDUC) coursework with a grade of C or better.

Requirements for Admission

In order to be considered for Admission to, and Retention in, the Associate in Applied Science with an emphasis
in Child Development: Student must fulfill the following requirements in accordance with the Admission to the
BAS with an emphasis in Child Development Policy.

  1. Fingerprints for BCI (Bureau for Criminal Investigation) if he/ she is a resident of WV and has not lived outside of the state after the age of 18. If he/ she is an out-of-state resident or has lived outside of the state after the age of 18, he/she needs an FBI check (fees may be associated with this process).

  2. A statement of criminal record must be completed and returned. Must be updated every 2 years.

  3. Medical Form. Must be updated every 2 years.

  4. A negative result of TB test must be on file. The TB Risk Assessment must be updated annually. 
  5. Authorization and Release for Protective Services Record Check form must be completed and returned with no findings of maltreatment. Form # BCF-PSRC 6/2005.

  6. Must hold a current Food handlers Card. (Must be updated every 2 years).

  7. Copy of High School Diploma or GED must be on file.

  8. Student must sign a confidentiality form.

  9. The student must pass all required background checks and receive a “no conviction statement” from the Department of Health and Human Resources; waivers will not be granted. Student must also have no substantiated claims against them through Child Protective Services.

Graduation Requirements

 
General Education Courses

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

 

Composition & RhetoricScience & TechnologyMath & Quantitative Skill Society, Diversity & ConnectionsHuman Inquiry & the PastThe Arts and Creativity

ENGL 101

ENGL 102

ENGL 107*

ENGL 108*

ASTR 106

ENGL 102

BIOL 101 & BIOL103 lab

ENGL 107*

BIOL 102 & 
ENGL 108*

BIOL 104 lab

BIOL 107*

BIOL 108 *

BIOL 109 *

BIOL 115

BIOL 117

BIOL 171

CHEM 111

CHEM 115

CHEM 116

CS 101

GEOL 101 &
GEOL 102 lab

GEOL 103 &
GEOL 104 lab

GEOL 105 &
GEOL 105L

PSCI 111

PSCI 112

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

PHYS 111

PHYS 112

MATH 120*

MATH 121

MATH 125*

MATH 126

MATH 128

MATH 129

MATH 150

MATH 155

MATH 156

MATH 211

COMM 105

COMM 111

COMM 112

ECON 201

ECON 202

FREN 101

FREN 102

GEOG 102

GEOG 240

POLS 102

POLS 220

PSYC 101

PSYC 241

RELI 231

SOC 101

SOC 105

SOC 221

SOC 232

SPAN 101

SPAN 102

HIST 101

HIST 102

HIST 152

HIST 153

HIST 250*

PHIL 111

PHIL 150*

PHIL 170

History &
Literature of the Arts

ART 101

ART 105

ART 106

MUSI 170

THEA 101

Literature

ENGL 131

ENGL 132

ENGL 221

ENGL 222

ENGL 241

ENGL 242

ENGL 261

ENGL 262

ENGL 285

Applied Arts

ART 109

THEA 102

Creative Writing

ENGL 213

ENGL 214

ENGL 215

* * Serves technical and professional degree programs specific to WVU Parkersburg. Does not transfer to WVU as General Education (March 2018).

BUSINESS ELECTIVES:  Business electives may be chosen from courses with the following prefixes:  ACCT, BTEC, ECON, ENT, FIN, GBUS, MGMT, MKTG, or STEM 420.  For assistance in choosing electives please see your adacemic advisor.  Lower division business elective may include CMS 117, 217, 220, or 230.  For the MKTG upper division electives you may chhose from CMS 371, 360, 410, 425, 439.



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