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1.3: College of the Desert’s Course of Study

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    The study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in CDE commonly include infant/toddler or preschool teachers and administrators. Careers in the discipline that generally require graduate-level degrees include administrators of government funded programs like Head Start and state preschools. Even students who choose not to major in CDE find that coursework in the field improves their parenting skills.

    College of the Desert’s CDE curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as teaching strategies that are developmentally appropriate for young children. Students earning CDE certificates may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in the field. Students earning an associate’s degree in CDE may pursue entry-level positions as preschool teachers or may choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree. COD has transfer agreements with CSUSB, in this discipline/program. However, transfer requirements at four-year colleges and universities tend to vary from institution to institution; students should consult with a counselor for specific information regarding the transfer requirements of their preferred college or university.

    Program General Information

    Please call 760-568-3093 or one of the faculty advisors listed below:

    ECE Faculty Advisors

    Maria Avalos ( Bilingual, Spanish) 
    Indio Campus, 304-C
    maavalos@collegeofthedesert.edu
    760-674-7817

    Jessica Huffman
    Palm Desert Campus, ECE Building
    jhuffman@collegeofthedesert.edu
    760-396-2408

    Tiffanie Schnabel-Moreno
    Palm Desert Campus, ECE Building
    tschnabel-moreno@collegeofthedesert.edu
    760-773-2595

     

     


    This page titled 1.3: College of the Desert’s Course of Study is shared under a CC BY-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Cindy Stephens, Gina Peterson, Sharon Eyrich, & Jennifer Paris (College of the Canyons) .