ACADEMIC MAP
Child Development, C.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 : CUR & STRAT EARLY CHLDHD PGMS 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

The Certificate of Applied Science in Child Development builds early childhood professional 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:

ELECTIVES:

CONCURRENT COURSES:


ADMISSION TO PROGRAM


CERTIFICATION:


PRACTICUM and SEMINAR

2+2 with WVU Parkersburg
CAREER LADDER: CDEV is designed asa career ladder withmultiple entry andexit points. Students canearn a Certificate of AppliedScience in Child Development.To add a Paraprofessional CertificatePre K-12, add two additional classesto your certificate — COMM 111 andEDUC 108. In just one more year, youcan earn an Associate of AppliedScience in Child Development withoutlosing credits. In two years of studybeyond the associates degree, youcan earn a Bachelor of AppliedScience in Child Development without losing credits.

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

TOTAL DEGREE CREDITS:
30

CERTIFICATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT
The Child Development programs have been designed using a career ladder approach. The associate degree
content builds upon the content completed at the certificate level. Those completing the associate degree
may add the remaining four semesters of coursework to complete the bachelor’s degree.
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.


Graduation Requirements
• Monitor program progress through My Degree to remain on graduation pathway.
• Student must maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average
• Student must complete all program (CDEV and EDUC) coursework with a grade of C or better.
• A file for each Child Development student will be maintained in the Education Office with all required
documentation. When items are missing or need to be updated, the student must submit them by a date
designated in a letter to the student in accordance with the Admission Policy. Failure to maintain a
complete file at any time after admission will result in removal from Admitted status.
• Students must uphold the NAEYC Code of Ethical Conduct. Failure to adhere to the code may result in
dismissal from the program.
To access code use the following link: www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/image/public_policy/
Ethics%20position%20Statement2011_09202013update.pdf.
• Complete at least 8 credit hours at WVU Parkersburg.
• Complete application for graduation and file application in OLSIS prior to stated deadline

 
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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