Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix.  Each course description begins with a three letter subject prefix followed by a three – digit course number and the course title. The number on the right of each course description gives the semester credit hours for that course. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description.  Prerequisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student is permitted to enroll in the course.

Subject Prefix and Course NumberCourse NameSemester Credit HoursCourse DescriptionCross Listed CoursePrerequisite
CDF 101Introduction to Early Childhood Education
3Examines various program models and philosophies of early childhood education and includes a basic introduction to the overall needs of young children. (Lecture, field trips, and observation)Not Applicable Not Applicable
CDF 102Family Development 3Examines the stages of the family life cycle and interpersonal relationships among family members. (Lecture and discussion)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CDF 203Child Development I3This course examines the physical, mental, social, and emotional growth of a child from conception through age three. Providing quality care and education of infants and toddlers. (Lecture and observation)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CDF 204Child Development II 3A lecture/observation course
designed for child development and early education (K-4) majors which examines the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth of the child from age four through eight years. (Lecture and observation)
Not ApplicableCDF 203
CDF 206Music, Games and Creative Experiences for Young Children3Study of the creative process and
imagination of young children. Appropriate procedures for the establishment of a climate conducive to creativity in preschool learning environments.
Not ApplicableCDF 204
CDF 305Materials and Methods in Early Childhood Education3A study of content, methods, and materials for teaching young children in a group setting.Not ApplicableCDF 203 and CDF 204
CDF 315Child Guidance3Intense study of
child development theories and guidance techniques. (Two hours lecture and two hours laboratory)
Not ApplicableCDF 203 and CDF 204
CDF 316Teacher’s Role in Family/
School Relations
3A study of current principles and practices and the analysis of factors which enhance the teacher’s role in family/ school relations. (Lecture and report-writing)Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CDF 318Assessment of Young Children3A study and application of various assessment instruments and evaluative techniques utilized in determining the needs of children birth through five years.Not ApplicableJunior classification or consent of instructor.
CDF 407Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Programs I
3Supervised practicum
in the Early Childhood Learning Center. (Eight hours laboratory, one hour lecture)
Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
CDF 408Advanced Practicum in Early Childhood Programs II
3Supervised practicum in the Early Childhood Learning Center. (Eight hours laboratory, one hour lecture)Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
CDF 409Organization and Administration of
Early Childhood Education Programs

3Organization and administration of early childhood education programs including housing, equipment, programs, records, and parent involvement.Not ApplicableConsent of instructor
CDF 420Parent Education 3Study and application of various principles and techniques
useful in working with parents of preschool through adolescent children.
Not ApplicableNot Applicable
CDF 421Cultural Diversity in
American Child/ Family

3Exploratory study of cultural aspects, value system, family, social and economic roles of various races and ethnic groups in the American Society.Not ApplicableNot Applicable