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39 credit hours
This certificate covers Special Education from Infancy through the School-Age child.
First Semester
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance
CDEC 1321 The Infant and Toddler
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children
Second Semester
CDEC  1270 Introduction to Teaching ESL
TECA 1303 Families, School, and Community
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 
TECA 1318 Wellness of the Young Child
Third Semester
CDEC 2166 Practicum – Child Care Provider/Assistant (Capstone)
CDEC 2304 Child Abuse and Neglect
CDEC 2340 Instructional Techniques for Children with Special Needs
CDEC 2371 Using Technology in the Classroom