Child Development - Teacher

Child Development - Teacher Certificate of Achievement

The State of California, Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing, is responsible for issuing Child Development Permits to eligible students seeking employment in State funded early childhood educational programs or other selective children’s programs. The student with the intention of securing a Child Development Permit must follow mandated course requirements as outlined by the Child Development Permit Matrix handout. To secure a copy of the Child Development Permit Matrix contact a Child Development instructor or the coordinator of the Child Development Training Consortium. There is a monetary fee paid to the Commission for Teacher Preparation and Licensing when se-curing the Child Development permit and as required, all course work must be passed with a grade of C or better.

The Child Development Teacher level certificate prepares the student to earn state certification as a Master Teacher, Site Supervisor, or Program Director.  The student may apply for as many certificates as they wish after fulfilling the requirements of each certificate.  These certificates meet the academic requirements according to Title 22 and may help the student be employed in the field of early childhood education.  There are no monetary fees for these certificates.

The student will be eligible for the Child Development Teacher certificate by completing 30 units of child development course work, including the core courses.

Program student learning outcomes:

  1. Students will implement an understanding of how the childcare classroom schedule operates.
  2. Students will apply knowledge of how to create and implement lesson plans.

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Course # Title Units
Required Core Courses (24 Units)
CD 002 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CD 003 Observation and Assessment 3
CD 005 Child Development 3
CD 010 Child, Family and Society 3
CD 012A Principles & Practices of Early Childhood Education 3
CD 012B Principles and Practices of Early Childhood Education Field Work 3
CD 016 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CD 018 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
Plus 6 units from the courses listed below:
CD 004 Parenting 3
CD 014A Administration and Supervision of Children's Programs 3
CD 014B Administration and Supervision of Children's Programs Fieldwork 3
CD 017A Sex Education for Parents and Teachers 1
CD 017B Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention 1
CD 017C Single Parenting 1
CD 022 Supervising Adults Working in Children's Programs 2
Total 30