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Associate of Arts Degree in Child Development: Special Education

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Please note:  These requirements are based on 2018-2019 LAVC Catalog.

Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable semester units consisting of required courses for major, general education and elective courses as needed.  Some major courses may double count for general education.  Each major course must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Download Graduation Petition Form and return the completed form to the Admissions and Records Office early in your last semester of completing the requirements.  Indicate the degree(s) and general education plan(s) you are completing. For the latest degree requirements, please see the LAVC catalog.

 

Complete the following 6 required courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Ch Dev 1* Child Growth and Development 3
Ch Dev 3 Creative Experiences for Children I  3
Ch Dev 10 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Ch Dev 11 Child, Family and Community 3
Ch Dev 44* Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs  3
Ch Dev 45 Programs for Children with Special Needs 3

Complete 1 course from The Following Courses

Course Course Title UNITS
Ch Dev 7 Introduction to Curriculum in Early Childhood Education 3
Ch Dev 34* Observing and Recording Children’s Behavior 3
Ch Dev 42 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
Ch Dev 48 Positive Guidance in Early Childhood Settings 3
Psych 14 Abnormal Psychology 3
Psych 17 The Exceptional Child 3
Soc 12 Marriage and Family Life 3

Total units required for major: 21
+

Follow Associate Degree General Education Requirements – LACCD Plan to meet general education unit requirements.

REQUIRED GENERAL EDUCATION UNITS: 21
+

REQUIRED DEGREE APPLICABLE ELECTIVE UNITS: 18
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Total transferable units required: 60

*This course has a prerequisite or a corequisite.
#Cross-referenced course.