Child Development

  • Program Description:

    Childcare and Education are two of the largest areas of growth for prospective employment in Texas over the next decade.  It is predicted that Texas will need more than 130,000 new teachers by 2030 due to retirements and growth.  In this program, students will learn about the process of becoming certified as a Child Development Associate, essentially learning how to teach and support the growth of preschool-age children.  Additionally, through coursework, students who turn 18 by August following graduation will also be eligible for assistance to apply for the Educational Aide I certificate through the Texas Education Agency, setting them on a path to continue their education while working in educational settings.

     

    Industry Certification(s):

     Educational Aide I

     

    Courses:

    11th grade - Child Development (fall sem) and Principles of Education and Training (spring sem)

    12th grade - Instrucftional Practices A and B