Figure: 40 TAC §746.1017(a)

Education Experience
(1) A bachelor's degree with 12 college
credit hours in child development and three
college credit hours in business
management,
and at least one year of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a licensed or
registered child-care home;
(2) An associate's of applied science
degree in child development or a closely
related field with six college credit hours in
child development and three college credit
hours in business management. A "closely
related field" is any educational instruction
pertaining to the growth, development,
physical or mental care, or education of
children ages birth through 13 years,
and at least one year of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a licensed or
registered child-care home;
(3) Sixty college credit hours with six
college credit hours in child development
and three college credit hours in business
management,
and at least one year of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a licensed or
registered child-care home;
(4) A Child Development Associate
credential or Certified Child-Care
Professional credential with three college
credit hours in business management,
and at least one year of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a licensed or
registered child-care home;
(5) A child-care administrator's certificate
from a community college with at least 15
college credit hours in child development
and three college credit hours in business
management,
and at least two years of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a licensed or
registered child-care home;
(6) A day-care administrator's credential
issued by a professional organization or an
educational institution and approved by
Licensing based on criteria specified in
Subchapter P of Chapter 745 of this title
(relating to Day-Care Administrator's
Credential Program),
and at least two years of experience in a
licensed child-care center or licensed or
registered child-care home; or
(7) Seventy-two clock hours of training in
child development and 30 clock hours in
business management,
and at least three years of experience in a
licensed child-care center or a  licensed or
registered child-care home.