This certificate builds upon the introductory developmental and learning theory and appropriate strategies for the care and education of young children that are covered in the Associate Teacher Level I certificate. Level II adds the California priorities for teachers of young children to understand the unique needs of infants and toddlers and dual language learners. This certificate is designed to meet the course work requirements for the Associate Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of early childhood care and education settings. Additional work with children is required to obtain the Associate Teacher Permit. A minimum grade of “C” in each course is required to receive the certificate and/or qualify for the Child Development Permit.
Designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Associate Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and provide specialized information on priority issues for early childhood educators in the state of California as identified by the CTC Teacher Performance Expectations for early childhood educators, this certificate prepares students for entry level positions inearly childhood care and education. Introductory developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies for the care and education of young children will be studied and applied. Additional work with children (50 days of3+ hours per day) is required to obtain the Associate Teacher Permit from CTC.Courses must be completed with a C or better.
Certificate shall be awarded with successful completion of the program course requirements listed.
(Y1 or S1)
|CDE 7||Child Growth and Development||3||Y1|
|CDE 15||Child, Family and Community||3||Y1|
|CDE 101||Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children||3||Y1|
|CDE 252||CA Preschool Foundations & Frameworks - English Language Dev||3||Y2|
|CDE 123||Infant and Toddler Development||3||Y2|