Certificate in Child Development Teacher
Courses in this certificate lead to the A.S. Degree in Child Development or careers in the field of child development and early childhood education.
Completion of the program prepares students to work as a child development aide, assistant teacher, or teacher in a variety of early childhood programs.
|CHLD 110||Early Childhood Development||3|
|or PSY 206||Child Growth and Development|
|CHLD 112||Principles of Early Childhood Education I||3|
|CHLD 114||Home-Child-Community Relations||3|
|CHLD 154||Observing and Recording Behavior||3|
|Select nine (9) units from the following:|
|Introduction to Curriculum||3|
|Literacy for Children||3|
|Art for Children||2|
|Music and Rhythms for Children||2|
|Science Experiences for Children||1|
|Math for Children||1|
|Health, Safety and Nutrition for Young Children||3|
|Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|Perceptual Motor and Movement Activities||2|
|The Child with Special Needs||3|
|Speech and Language Development and Disorders||2|
|Required supervised teaching experience:|
|CHLD 156||Practicum in Early Childhood Education||2|
|CHLD 156L||Practicum Lab||1|
|16 units of General Education (GE): one course minimum in each of the following categories - English/language arts, math or science, social sciences, humanities and/or fine arts, any general education elective excluding kinesiology (KIN). These GE courses must qualify for graduation credit. Please see an academic counselor or adviser.|
This Certificate meets the educational requirements for the Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. All coursework must be completed with the grade of “C” or better to meet permit requirements. In order to apply for the State Permit, students must complete 175 days of three or more hours per day of qualifying work experience with young children within four years. See California Commission on Teacher Credentialing for details.
Certificate of Achievement Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students completing the Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement will:
- Acquire knowledge and foundational skills necessary to work in the teaching profession.
- Design, implement and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for children.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, analyze, and apply theories of early childhood education and child development.
- Apply effective guidance and teaching strategies that support social growth, learning, and identity development and promote self-confidence.