This program includes a selection of courses that provide academic preparation for a teaching career working with typically developing children and children with disabilities (birth to 5 years) in inclusive settings. This program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques for work in inclusive settings.
The enrollment completions will increase as this is a part of a stackable degree program and it aligns with the Master Teacher Child Development Permit. The capstone classes for this program typically have 40 students enrolled. It is estimated that 25-40 will graduate every two years (15-15/year).
The primary goal for this certificate is to prepare students for work in early childcare as an assistant or teacher in early intervention or early special education or inclusive early childhood programs. They will also be prepared to work as a paraprofessional with children to age 8.
This program aligns with the Master Teacher Permit and the program is designed to train students to work with children with special needs (ages birth to 8) and with those who maybe at risk for developmental delays and disabilities. Palomar College’s Child Development Master Teacher: Early Inclusion program also includes the courses necessary for being a site supervisor and thus the early childhood educators will be able to advance in their careers with these courses, as they align with the state permits.
Palomar College Child Development programs are stackable, and the students will first complete an Associate Teacher Certificate (which aligns with the permit), then they can move into the Teacher Certificate (again, aligning with permit) and, finally, they can choose their Master Teacher pathway. Early Inclusion is one of three choices. With the stackable degrees, students are rewarded with degree or certificates at each juncture as they move forward with their career goals
(Y1 or S1)
for Child Development Majors
Growth and Development
for Young Children
Family and Community
|CHDV 106 or CHDV 182 or CHDV 184||Infant and Toddler Care and Curriculum or ECE Curriculum Experience in Art, Music and Movement or ECE Curriculum|
Experience in Language, Literacy, Math and Science
Assessment and Participation Lab-Early Inclusion
Safety and Nutrition
|CHDV 152 A or B||Environmental|
Rating Scale for: A. Early Childhood or B. Infant Toddler
in Early Childhood Education
to Children with Special Needs
Intervention and Inclusion
Sign in the Early Childhood Setting
Supervision/Mentor Teacher Preparation
Practicum in Early Childhood Education:
Tina Ngo Bartel · 03/06/21
Palomar College submitted a labor market report for non-credit programs (i.e., San Diego Continuing Education). However, because this is a program modification, the Deans’ Council may accept the LMI. In the future, the COE recommends that Palomar submit a data request for a report that analyzes demand and supply for for-credit programs. Entry-level and median wages for the occupations are below the living wage, and a significant number of programs exist for these occupations. Based on available LMI, the COE would not endorse a *new* program; however, because this program replaces an existing program and Palomar College submitted employer letters, the COE defers to the region.
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