CDEC Degrees and Certificates
The following is a list of degrees, certificates and educational opportunities offered by the Child Development/Childhood Education department.
Students are also invited to view our online Advising Guide for an easy-to-understand plan of action to completing their chosen path.
An Associate in Applied Science from CDEC can be transferred to a four-year university and provides a firm grounding in the area of child development and early childhood education.
For those who wish to pursue a teacher certification, our teacher education coursework is just the ticket. Students may complete an Associate of Arts in Teaching, and then transfer to a four-year university to complete their certification.
Our Level 1 certificates provide training to someone who has a degree and wants to enter the field OR to those starting a career in the field who hope to gain marketable skills for employment.
CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential training is offered in a series of three courses and labs. The training prepares a candidate to obtain the credential through the Council for Professional Recognition at an additional fee.
- CDA Credential Training
- CDEC 1317 and 1167
- CDEC 2322 and 1168
- CDEC 2324 and 1169
*You must currently work in a licensed child care facility to pursue the CDA training.
Click here to view the CDEC course catalog.
We also offer low-cost and top quality childcare workshops provided through the Workforce and Continuing Education Division
. Our trainers meet the Texas Department of Child Care Licensing Department’s criterion of trainers for CEUs (Continuing Education Units).
Find information about gainful employment, program costs and placement rates for Administrative Certificate and Teaching Careers.