Teacher Aide Special Education AAS Degree (CHD.AAS.SPED)

The program meets the needs of the developmentally disabled by exploring the problems, skills, and current trends in special education theory in the classroom through internships and in facilities especially staffed to educate the individual as having special needs.

Overview for College Success Credits
OCS 121 Overview for College Success 1
Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.
Cluster 1 Credits
ENG 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
EDU 204 Introduction to Special Education 3
CHD 101 Principles of Educational Practice 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Cluster 2 Credits
CHD 104 Child Growth and Development 3
CHD 205 The Culturally Different Child 3
BIO 115 Human Body Structure (Formerly BIO 111) 4
CHD 211 Internship I 3
PSY 206 Abnormal Psychology 3
Cluster 3 Credits
CHD 203 The Exceptional Child 3
HSA 213 Intervention in Human Services 3
MTH 103

MTH 145

Fundamentals of Mathematics
Math Concepts and Structures
HSA 110 Sign Language I 3
SPE 108 Oral Communication 3
Cluster 4 Credits
CHD 206 Family and Community in Exceptionality 3
CHD 212 Internship II 3
EDU 110 Foundations of American Education 3
HSA 111 Sign Language II 3
CHD 108 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
GROUP II Humanities Elective 3
Minimum for Degree: 64


Suggested Humanities Electives Credits
ENG 103 American Literature to 1865 3
ENG 104 American Literature 1865-Present 3
HIS 271 History of Modern Africa 3

For questions regarding the Teacher Aid/Child Development Program, please call Donna Walker, Early Childhood Education Program Coordinator, (708) 596-2000 ext. 2659, Main Campus Room 3463 or the Allied Health & Careers Department at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2204. To make an appointment with the Allied Health Career Advisor,  Kathryn Melin Eberhardt, please contact the Counseling Department at ext. 5724.