This certificate prepares students to work as an Associate Teacher or Co-Teacher in an early care and learning program. This includes identifying stages of development, preparing developmentally appropriate curriculum, facilitating children’s learning in all domains of development and supporting social skills. Students will gain hands on experience in a preschool classroom where they can develop effective teaching and interaction skills. Courses fulfill Title 22 licensing requirements, Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the teacher level, and 24 units of ECE required for Transitional Kindergarten teachers. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.
The program meets the child development course requirements of the Child Development Permit at the Teacher level and provides enhanced employability. The holder can be employed as a Preschool Teacher or as part of a teaching team. It meets the needs of transitional kindergarten teachers who are required to have 24 units of child development or early childhood education in addition to their bachelor’s degree and multiple subjects teaching credential.
The Early Childhood units in this certificate will align with the Child Development Permit (issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing) at the Teacher Level and students can be employed as an entry level preschool teacher at a State or Federally funded preschool program. In addition, the program meets the needs of transitional kindergarten teachers who are required to have 24 units of child development or early childhood education in addition to their bachelor’s degree and multiple subjects teaching credential.
Students must complete all required coursework listed below with a grade of "C" or better.
(Y1 or S1)
|CDE A180 |
|Child, Growth and Development |
Family, School and Community Partnerships
Creativity for Children
Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children
Early Childhood Lab: Interactions with Young Children
Guidance for Young Children
Current Issues in Early Childhood and Education
ECE Program - The Curriculum
|One of the following:|
|Language Arts for Young Children|
Science and Math for Young Children
|Grand Total for Certificate||23-24.0|