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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development AS, Teacher Certification Transfer Option

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Program Description

This option is for students who want to pursue teaching in the public schools, early childhood (PreK - 3rd Grade) or elementary (1 - 8th grades). Students should consult the transfer university’s catalog and work with an academic advisor at TCC 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 (OGET) during the last year at TCC. Upon completion of the four-year curriculum at the university, students will be prepared to apply for an Oklahoma Teacher’s Certificate. A grade of “C” or better is required in the coursework for this curriculum and students must maintain a 2.75 GPA to be admitted to the four-year university. 

TCC School of Child Development and Education subscribes to the standards of the National Association for the Education of Young Children Early Childhood Associate degree accreditation.

NOTE: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development program requires that all child development students enrolling in child development courses obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with a Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child Development Academic Program office.

For More Information Contact:
School of Liberal Arts & Communication
Metro Campus:  (918) 595-7064

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Utilize information from formal and informal assessment and observation.
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities.
  • Design curriculum that integrates knowledge of inclusive practice.
  • Examine personal and professional goals.

Career Opportunities

Search careers in this field at Focus 2 Career or schedule an appointment with TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

The CHLD student organization (which was officially named “PACE” or Professional Association of Childhood Educators by its founding members in Fall 2003) is for any and all students (CHLD majors or non-majors) with an interest in child development and/or early childhood education. Group activities vary by semester. For more information, contact Dawn Parton at (918) 595-8039 or Kymberly Daniels (918) 595-8107.

Degree Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study and information Child Development AS, Teacher Certification Program Map  . 

General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 24

Mathematics and Science general education requirements are met through specialized course requirements.

Specialized Course Requirements Credit Hours: 36-39

Mathematics 6-12 hours

Science 8-12 hours

Controlled Electives 0-16

Students must meet the university requirement of one or two college-level courses in a single foreign language. 

Total Credit Hours: 60-63

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