The Early Childhood Development Technical Certificate contains courses in curriculum development and child behavior. These courses are designed to meet the mandatory competencies for the Birth through Pre-Kindergarten Teaching Credential required by Act 187 passed by the Arkansas Legislature during the 2009 session.

Basic Studies

  • BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II
  • BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II

Mathematics Three hours from the following:

  • BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra
  • MATH 1023 College Algebra

English Requirements Six hours

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I
  • ENGL 1123 Composition II

Computer Technology Three hours

  • CSCI 1003 Computer Information Processing
  • EDUC 2313 Introduction to Educational Technology

Psychology Three hours

  • PSYC 2003 General Psychology

Early Childhood Education 15 hours

  • ECE 1033 Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • EDUC 2033 Child Growth and Development
  • ECE 1023 Environments for Young Children
  • ECE 1033 Technical Practicum I
  • ECTC 2503 Child Guidance

Basic Studies Requirements:

Reading -ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 41 or above (or) COMPASS 80 or above (or) complete BSTD 0113 Reading Skills II.

Writing - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET 42 or above (or) COMPASS 75 or above (or) complete BSTD 0213 Fundamentals of Writing II.

Math - ACT 19 or above (or) ASSET Intermediate Algebra Skills 43 or above (or) COMPASS 71 or above (or) complete BSTD 0513 Intermediate Algebra.

Those students whose Basic Studies scores are below minimum levels must enroll in Basic Studies courses and may concurrently enroll in program courses with the instructor’s permission. Minimum levels of basic skills must be attained prior to completion of the program.