This option is for students who want to teach infants through third grade children. Students should consult the University of Oklahoma transfer catalog and work with an academic counselor at TCC or OU to carefully select courses that will meet the baccalaureate and associate degree programs. Students in this program should plan to take the Oklahoma General Education Test during the last semester at TCC. Upon completion of the four-year curriculum at OU, students will be prepared to apply for an Oklahoma Teacher’s Certificate in Early Childhood Education. A grade of C or better is required in the coursework for this curriculum and students must maintain a 2.75 GPA to graduate from the University of Oklahoma.
Note: Tulsa Community College’s Child Development Academic Program requires that all child development students enrolling in a child development laboratory course obtain a criminal background check at their own expense. Students must fill out and submit a Background Student Information Form along with Background Check Consent Form to the West Campus Child Development Division Office (L 144).
University Transfer Degree Information
Students should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for your degree program, especially if you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Students are encouraged to begin a dialogue with their intended transfer schools as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.