This option is for students wanting a professional career working in community agencies and programs providing services to children and families. Career paths include child and parenting practitioner, family life educator, pre-medicine, pre-law, child policy and advocacy and other options. Students should consult the Oklahoma State University transfer catalog and carefully select courses that will meet the requirements for both the baccalaureate and associate degree programs. Suggested courses for Oklahoma State University are listed in the curriculum.
Note: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child Development Academic Program office (S 128) or West Campus Liberal Arts office (L 144).
General Education Requirements: 37 Hours
Communication 9 hours
COMM 1113 Public Speaking
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
Humanities 6 hours
GEOG 1043 Introduction to Cultural Geography
And select one course designated Humanities. See General Education Requirement page for complete list.
Mathematics 6 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 2193 Elementary Statistics
Science 7 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition
Psychology or Sociology 3 hours
Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
Social Science 6 hours
POLS 1113 American Federal Government
and select one course from the following:
HIST 1483 U.S. History 1492 to Civil War Era
HIST 1493 U.S. History Civil War Era to Present
*Course has prerequisite.
Specialized Course Requirements: 26 Hours
^Child Development 20 hours
CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
CHLD 2032 Early Field Experience in Teaching: Early Childhood
CHLD 2203 Child and Family in the Community
CHLD 2213 Children with Special Needs
CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
CHLD 2413 Professionalism & Leadership in Early Care & Education
*CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers
Sociology 6 hours
*SOCI 2013 Marriage and Family
*SOCI/PSYC 2813 Human Sexuality
Total Credit Hours: 63
*Course has prerequisite.
^Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Physical education activity courses do not count toward the associate degree requirements in this curriculum.
To receive an AA or AS degree, students must demonstrate computer proficiency.
University Transfer Degree Information
Students should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for your degree program, especially if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students are encouraged to begin a dialogue with their intended transfer schools as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.
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