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Tulsa Community College - Child Development and Education Academic Program

The Child Development academic program at Tulsa Community College is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children Associate Degree program (NAEYC).

Child Development programs will prepare students for a variety of careers working with young children and their families. Whether students choose to pursue an Associate of Science degree (AS), Associate of Applied Science degree (AAS) or Certificate program, they will receive the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their child development career goals.

Completion of the Associate of Science degree prepares graduates for jobs such as Early Head Start and Head Start teacher assistant, preschool teacher assistant, parent educator, family support professional, child care center administrator and state agency employee. The Associate of Science degree will transfer to four year institutions for students who wish to obtain a bachelor’s degree and/or Oklahoma teacher certification.

Bilingual CDA at Tulsa Community College

The CDA for Bilingual Educators (or Bilingual CDA) is a niche program at Tulsa Community College that guides English Language Learners (ELL) through the completion of the national child development credential (CDA), a credential required for entry-level employment in child development centers. In this program, Spanish speaking students receive instruction (144 clock hours/5 courses) for the CDA requirement courses, take 5 English supplemental classes concurrently with the CDA courses to improve their English language proficiency, and obtain 480 hours of work experience with children at Tulsa Educare (TE) I, II and III. These internship opportunities provide students with academic and career support that can lead to employment with TE.

If interested, please contact Angelica S. Reina, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Child Development and Education, Office: (918) 595 8106 or

Child Development & Education Scholarships at Tulsa Community College

Tulsa Community College has two (2) Child Development and Education Scholarship opportunities to pursue an education for working in the field of child development and early childhood education. These scholarships offer financial assistance for tuition, fees and books as well as personal advising and mentoring assistance.

Certificate and associate degree programs covered include:

  • Child Development - Certificate of Mastery

  • Associate of Applied Science – Early Childhood

  • Associate of Science – Early Childhood Education OU transfer option

  • Associate of Science – Family and Community transfer option

To see which one you qualify for please contact Linda Hoyt at 918-595-8090 –, Morgan Myers at 918-595-8280 – or visit

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