|General Education Requirements||Credit Hours|
|English 101, English Composition||3|
|English 102, English Composition, or Communication 101, Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|Mathematics 123 or Higher||3|
|Music 200, Music for the Elementary Teacher||3|
Upon completion of the Associate degree, LMC graduates have the option to move into their career path or, if they want to earn a Bachelor degree, transfer to a four-year institution’s Child Development and Family Studies program.
If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should become familiar with your chosen school’s requirements. The curriculum for students planning to transfer to a 4-year institution varies considerably. LMC has developed articulation agreements/partnerships with many colleges and universities. Agreements are designed to facilitate the transfer of credits from LMC to these Colleges of Education. See your Academic Advisor for assistance in developing your Student Education.
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 https://www.cdacouncil.org/credentials/apply-for-cda.