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Child Development - Associate of Science Degree

60 Credits
AS 2509/AS 3510
Degree Description

The Child Development program is designed to establish foundations in early childhood education, improve the quality of early childhood services, and increase professionalism in the field. Students will learn skills, such as: guidance techniques, health and safety, cultural sensitivity, curriculum planning, enhancing literacy, and interpersonal communication.

Admission Dates: Fall and Spring Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Required Technical Courses (11 Courses)

Complete the following courses:
CDEV1210 Child Growth and Development (3 Credits)
CDEV1220 Health, Safety & Nutrition (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)
CDEV2210 Observation and Assessment 2 (2 Credits)
CDEV2510 Internship (3 Credits)
CDEV2310 Children with Differing Abilities (3 Credits)
CDEV2530 Curriculum Planning (3 Credits)
CDEV2560 Language and Literacy Development (3 Credits)

Required Liberal Arts & Sciences (3 Courses)

To complete the Child Development AS Degree, students must complete 30 MNTC credits from 6 of the 10 MNTC Goal areas. The following courses are required:
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives



Select an additional 19 credits to fulfill four other MNTC Goal Areas (MNTC Goals 2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10).
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.