AAS to BA Child Development (Ashford University) 2020-2021

TRANSFER PATHWAY
(For Transfer to Ashford University)
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TO
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Catalog Year: 2020-2021 (You may use this pathway if you entered Dallas College on or before this date.)

Career Path: Education

Available at: Brookhaven Campus and Eastfield Campus

TSI: Must be Complete

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER MAP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

Although there may be several options to fulfill certain requirements for the associate’s degree, please note that this pathway lists the specific courses leading to this bachelor’s degree. All plans can be modified to fit the needs of part-time students. This is not an official degree plan. Refer to catalog for official degree requirements. You must receive a GPA of at least 2.00 on all college-level course work. Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College. The Eastfield Campus provides a child development center, the Children's Lab School of the Center for Child and Family Studies, that offers lab opportunities for students. The Brookhaven Campus has a Head Start Center on campus that is available for students, as well as numerous off-campus locations for student lab experiences. Certain courses for this program are only offered at the Brookhaven Campus and Eastfield Campus. Contact your advisor for information.

AAS DEGREE MINIMUM: 60 SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS

SEMESTER 1 (Total Hours: 15)

  • CDEC 1311 – Educating Young Children
  • CDEC 1319 – Child Guidance
  • CDEC 1354 – Child Growth and Development
  • CDEC 1321 – The Infant and Toddler
  • CDEC 1318 – Wellness of the Young Child

SEMESTER 2 (Total Hours: 15)

  • ENGL 1301 – Composition I This is a (CB 010) Core course. Must earn a grade of “C” or higher.
  • SPCH 1311 – Introduction to Speech Communication This is a (CB 090) Core course.
  • CDEC 1323 – Observation and Assessment
  • CDEC 1359 – Children with Special Needs
  • CDEC 1303 – Families, School and Community

SEMESTER 3 (Total Hours: 14)

  • CDEC 2165 – Practicum-Child Care Provider/Assistant Consult your advisor for appropriate course selection.
  • CDEC 1356 – Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood
  • CDEC 1413 – Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs Consult your advisor for appropriate course selection.
  • GOVT 2305 – Federal Government This is a (CB 070) Core course.
  • CDEC 13XX or 23XX Elective*

* Child Development Elective must:

Be chosen from the following: CDEC 1317, CDEC 1341, CDEC 1343, CDEC 1358, CDEC 1395, CDEC 1396, CDEC 2304, CDEC 2307, CDEC 2315, CDEC 2322, CDEC 2324, CDEC 2326, CDEC 2328, CDEC 2336, CDEC 2340, CDEC 2341.

Be selected in consultation with the campus (Brookhaven or Eastfield) you are attending for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals.
Contact the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Advisor or Program Chair if you need more guidance.

SEMESTER 4 (Total Hours: 16)

  • CDEC 2388 – Internship–Child Care Provider/Assistant Consult your advisor for appropriate course selection.
  • BIOL 1408 – Biology for Non-Science Majors I This is a (CB 030) Core course. Must earn a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Core Elective This is a (CB 040 or CB 050) Core course. Must be chosen from ARTS 1301, HUMA 1315 OR MUSI 1306.
  • CDEC 13XX or 23XX Elective*
  • CDEC 13XX or 23XX Elective*

* Child Development Elective must:

Be chosen from the following: CDEC 1317, CDEC 1341, CDEC 1343, CDEC 1358, CDEC 1395, CDEC 1396, CDEC 2304, CDEC 2307, CDEC 2315, CDEC 2322, CDEC 2324, CDEC 2326, CDEC 2328, CDEC 2336, CDEC 2340, CDEC 2341.

Be selected in consultation with the campus (Brookhaven or Eastfield) you are attending for guidance on appropriate elective courses for your career goals.
Contact the Child Development/Early Childhood Education Advisor or Program Chair if you need more guidance.

ASHFORD UNIVERSITY
(For Transfer From Dallas College)
ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT/EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TO
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT

SEMESTER-BY-SEMESTER MAP FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS

For questions about the Ashford University portion of this transfer pathway, contact the Academic Partners Office at Articulation@Ashford.edu. It is best to apply to Ashford University 3-5 weeks before you plan to transfer. It will help if you submit a copy of this pathway with your application as well as an unofficial transcript showing your degree. All courses starting at semester 3 are required, unless otherwise noted.

SEMESTER 1 (Total Hours: 15)

  • ASH 101 – Launchpad: Developing Skills & Strategies for Success This is the required entry-point course.
  • GEN 103 – Information Literacy
  • ENG 122 – English Composition II
  • GEN 102 – Digital Literacy for Life & the Workplace
  • SOC 120 – Introduction to Ethics & Social Responsibility

SEMESTER 2 (Total Hours: 15)

  • PHI 103 – Informal Logic
  • ANT 101 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • MAT 222 – Intermediate Algebra
  • GEN 499 – General Education Capstone
  • EDU 100 – Issues in Education This is a Required Child Development course.

SEMESTER 3 (Total Hours: 15)

  • ECE 205 – Introduction to Child Development
  • ECE 353 – Cognitive Development of Infants & Young Children
  • ECE 313 – Collaboration with Parents & Community
  • ECE 332 – Child Development
  • ECE 320 – Supporting Adolescent Development

SEMESTER 4 (Total Hours: 15)

  • ECD 310 – Exceptional Learning & Inclusion
  • ECD 405 – Assessment & Intervention
  • ECE 355 – Understanding Behavior & Family Dynamics
  • ECD 415 – Foundations of Play & Learning
  • EDU 499 – College of Education Capstone Prerequisite: GEN 499

Please note: course sequence may vary based on course availability and student's individual transfer credit situation. We recommend students work with their Academic Advisor during their second course, to ensure they are not scheduled for any duplicative courses pending their official transfer credit evaluation.

An online degree from Ashford University does not lead to immediate teacher licensure in any state.

Approved: 2020-2021 Guided Pathway; Approved by Ashford University 8.19.2020

Approved: 2020-2021 Guided Pathway

JS 5.26.2020