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Child Development Advanced Certificate

Make a big impact on little people

Major Requirements  Credit Hours
English 101, English Composition 3
Mathematics 123 or Higher 3
Art 111, Art Education 3
Child Development 110, Introduction to Child Development Theories and Practices 3
Child Development 111, Early Childhood Learning Environments 2
Child Development 112, Curriculum and Assessment for Young Children 3
Child Development 113, Guiding Young Children’s Social Development  3
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3
Psychology 203, Human Development 3
Education 101, Foundations of Education 3
Physical Education 208, Introduction to Elementary Physical Education 2

The child development program also offers courses for those seeking application for their Child Development Associate (CDA) credential through the state of Michigan. The CDA credential is the most widely recognized credential in early childhood education and is a key stepping stone on the path of career advancement. LMC does not award the CDA credential, but information on requirements and application for the CDA can be found online at

Social Sciences, Humanities, Creative Arts, & Educ Dept Chair and Faculty

Education: Western Michigan University Ph.D. Behavioral Science M.A.

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