Early Childhood Specialist Certificate
TCC's Child Development Specialist certificate is designed to prepare individuals for the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential examination. Upon successful completion of this three-quarter program, students are prepared for employment in entry-level early childhood education positions. The program also provides professional development for students currently working in early childhood settings. Typical jobs include lead teacher in childcare centers, Head Start educational assistant, and preschool teacher. Students who earn CDA credentials are able to work as program supervisors or directors and have the basic skills to manage their own childcare centers.
- Three academic quarters
- 18 college credits
- Pays approximately $11 per hour
- Entry Requirement: CASAS scores of 218 or higher