Child Development Associate Certificate

Joy Macke, MA, Chair
Phone: (419) 995-8823
Office: 145G Tech Edu Lab

The successful completion of the three-course Child Development Associate (CDA) certificate prepares students for the national assessment/evaluation online test.  These classes are part of the Early Childhood Education program and can be used toward the Associate of Applied Science degree for candidates choosing to continue beyond the CDA certificate. 

Technical Standards

See here for details.

With the completion of the following three courses, your CDA (Child Development Associate) required course work will be completed, and you will be prepared for the National assessment:


EDU 1080Classroom Management and Guidance3
EDU 1300Curriculum, Observation, and Assessment3
EDU 2040Administration and Health Management3
Total Hours9


EDU 1300Curriculum, Observation, and Assessment3
EDU 2210Infant and Toddler Environments3
EDU 2040Administration and Health Management3
Total Hours9

The Early Childhood Education program is accredited by the:
Ohio Department of Higher Education
University System of Ohio
30 East Broad Street, 36th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215