Child Development is a two year program designed for students (grades 11-12) who wish to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. Students will focus on children ages 3-5 as well as kindergarten through 3rd grade. Students develop lesson plans, practice teaching and get to interact with kids. In addition to classwork, students have the opportunity to work in a state approved early childhood facility.
Students can earn a certificate in Early Childhood Education.
The Dual Credit Program, offered through Crowder College, allows high school students, while still attending the high school program at Crowder College Technical Education Center, the opportunity to enroll in and receive both high school and college credit during normal class hours. Participation in the dual credit program enables high school students to get a “head start” on their college career as well as prepare them for the challenges of college courses. Please refer to the Dual Credit requirements for more information.
For more information regarding degree/certificates available in Preschool Teacher/Paraprofessional, Teaching, Social Work
Possible employers after college: Head start, local schools, preschools, social services
Possible job titles after college: teacher’s assistant, preschool teacher, paraprofessional, teacher