The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential coursework focuses on the developmental needs of young children ages 3-5 and the effective ways of providing for their early care and education. Nova Southeastern University’s nine credits of CDA coursework addresses the CDA subject areas and meets the formal training needed to apply for the National CDA Credential.
$399/course (plus fees)
Who Should Apply
For information about program availability, please contact Kristin Bobineaux at (954) 262-8462 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For Students with a High School Diploma or GED
For Students with Previously Earned College Credits
For Students with Degrees Earned Outside the United States
We require proof of English proficiency from ALL student unless they are from these countries – Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand. Exceptions can be made with Skype interviews.
Students for whom their high school education was NOT at an English speaking institution or for whom English is NOT their native language, must be able to demonstrate adequate English skills by submitting one of the following:
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|ECA 0101||Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Professionalism, Safety, Health, and Learning Environment||3|
|ECA 0112||Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Physical, Cognitive, Communication, and Creative Development||3|
|ECA 0114||Introduction to Early Childhood Education: Families, Schools, and Communities||3|
TOTAL CREDITS: 9
Coursework for the CDA Credential is available to working professionals fully online. The online program allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet, which allows busy professionals to complete their credential without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances.
Satisfactory completion of required coursework.
Requirements for National CDA Credential
Students interested in obtaining the National CDA Credential must contact the Council for Professional Recognition. Information about the application process is available at http://www.cdacouncil.org/.
Undergraduate Admissions: 1-800-338-4723