This option is for students who want to teach infants through third grade children. Students should consult the Northeastern State University transfer catalog and work with an academic counselor at TCC or NSU to carefully select courses that will meet the baccalaureate and associate degree programs. Students in this program should plan to take the Oklahoma General Education Test during the last semester at TCC. Upon completion of the four-year curriculum at NSU, students will be prepared to apply for an Oklahoma Teacher’s Certificate in Early Childcare. A grade of “C” or better is required in the coursework for this curriculum and students must maintain a 2.75 GPA to graduate from Northeastern State University.
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 Division office (L144).
General Education Requirements: 38 Hours
Communication 9 hours
COMM 1113 Public Speaking
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II
Humanities 6 hours
*ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature
GEOG 2033 World Regional Geography
Mathematics 3 hours
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking (may substitute)
Psychology 3 hours
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
Science 11 hours
BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition
*PHSC 1114 General Physical Science
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: 23 Hours
^Child Development 14 hours
CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
CHLD 2032 Early Field Experience in Teaching: Early Childhood
*CHLD 2103 Child Guidance
CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
*CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers
Computer Science 3 hours
CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications
Foreign Language 3 hours
Select one 3 credit hour course in any foreign language.
Sociology 3 hours
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology
Total Credit Hours: 61
*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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