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Child Development - Associate of Applied Science Degree

60 Credits
AAS 2507/AAS 3507
Degree Description

Education for early childhood licensure is provided by South Central College according to the Minnesota Department of Human Services requirements. Individuals will be prepared for careers in a variety of early childhood and educational settings. Graduates may pursue positions such as early childhood teachers or assistants, or as paraprofessionals within a school system.  Graduates receiving an A.A.S. Degree in Child Development may transfer the degree to Metropolitan State University to pursue a B.A.S. Degree in the Early Childhood Studies, Psychology Department. This articulation agreement may be revised when program changes are made in the B.A.S. Degree in the Early Childhood Studies, Psychology Department at Metropolitan State University.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2017-2018 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (16 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
CDEV1210 Child Growth and Development (3 Credits)
CDEV1220 Health, Safety & Nutrition (3 Credits)
CDEV1230 Guiding Children's Behavior (3 Credits)
CDEV1240 Working with Diverse Families and Children (3 Credits)
CDEV1260 Observation and Assessment 1 (1 Credit)
CDEV1270 Learning Environment & Curriculum (3 Credits)
CDEV1310 Infant-Toddler Development and Learning Experiences (3 Credits)
CDEV1312 Preschool Development and Learning Experiences (3 Credits)
CDEV2210 Observation and Assessment 2 (2 Credits)
CDEV2510 Internship (3 Credits)
CDEV2310 Children with Differing Abilities (3 Credits)
CDEV2520 Children with Challenging Behaviors (3 Credits)
CDEV2530 Curriculum Planning (3 Credits)
CDEV2550 Cognitive Development (3 Credits)
CDEV2560 Language and Literacy Development (3 Credits)
CDEV2590 Social-Emotional Development and Learning (3 Credits)

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Sociology or Psychology (1 Course)

Select at least one course from MNTC Goal Area 5 in PSYC or SOC.

Liberal Arts and Sciences - Communication (1 Course)

Select at least one ENGL or COMM course from MNTC Goal Area 1.

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences (7 - 9 Credits)

To complete an AAS Degree, students must complete 15 MNTC credits from 3 of the 10 MNTC goal areas.
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.