Child Development - Early Childhood Education OU Transfer Option

Associate in Science (AS) University Transfer Options

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  • West

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This option is for students who want to teach infants through third grade children. Students should consult the University of Oklahoma transfer catalog and work with an academic counselor at TCC or OU 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 OU, students will be prepared to apply for an Oklahoma Teacher’s Certificate in Early Childhood Education. 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 the University of Oklahoma.

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 (L 144).

General Education Requirements: 48-50 Hours

Communication 9 hours

COMM 1113 Public Speaking
*ENGL 1113 Composition I
*ENGL 1213 Composition II

Humanities 6 hours

*ENGL 2413 Introduction to Literature

and select one course from the following:
PHIL 1113 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1223 Religions of the World: The Western Tradition
PHIL 2133 Introduction to Ethical Thinking
PHIL 2153 Medical Ethics

Mathematics 12 hours

*MATH 1473 Mathematics for Critical Thinking
*MATH 2423 Mathematics Concepts for Educators
*MATH 2553 Geometry and Measurements

and select one course from the following:
*MATH 1483 Mathematics Functions and their Uses
*MATH 1513 College Algebra
*MATH 1613 Plane Trigonometry

Science 12-14 hours

BIOL 1114 General Biology for Non-Majors
BIOL 1383 Nutrition
*PHSC 1114 General Physical Science

And choose one course from the following:
PHSC 2151 The Nature of Science
*BIOL 2213 Brain and Behavior

May substitute 2000 level Lab Science course from the General Education list.

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

Psychology or Sociology 3 hours 

Select one course from the following:
PSYC 1113 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 1113 Introduction to Sociology

*Course has prerequisite.

Specialized Course Requirements: 13 Hours

^Child Development 11 hours

+CHLD 2003 Child Development in the Lifespan
+CHLD 2032 Early Field Experience in Teaching: Early Childhood
+CHLD 2233 Physical Development and Creative Expression: Birth to Eight
+CHLD 2513 Programming for Infants and Toddlers

Physical Education 2 hours

PHED 2212 First Aid

Total Credit Hours: 61-63

*Course has prerequisite.
^Courses must be completed with a“C”or better.
+CHLD 2513 and CHLD 2003 for OU EDEC 3413, CHLD 2233 for OU EDEC 2203, CHLD 2032 for 2 hours of elective credit at OU.

Foreign Language: Students must meet the university requirement of two college-level courses in a single foreign language.

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. Students may take CSCI 1203 Computer Concepts and Applications or pass the TCC Proficiency examination.

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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