Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate
PROGRAM CODE: 2C08431
The Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate Program prepares the student to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a licensed early care and education program. The certificate requires the completion of 30-31 units of which 27 are in required courses. An additional 3-4 units minimum must be selected from restricted electives. A grade of C or better is required in each course taken. In many of the courses taken in this program, students will study, observe and learn utilizing the Child Development Laboratory Instructional Classrooms. This certificate plus 16 units of general education and 175 days of 3+ hours per day experience will meet the Title V Child Development Permit, Teacher level requirements.
|Required Courses (27 units):|
|CDES 115 F||Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum||3|
|CDES 120 F||Child Development||3|
|CDES 122 F||Principles of Early Childhood Education||3|
|CDES 125 F||Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development||3|
|CDES 201 F||Child in the Home and Community||3|
|CDES 204 F||Introduction to Special Education||3|
|CDES 210 F||Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar||3|
|CDES 225 F||Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum||3|
|CDES 238 F||Reggio and Constructivism in Early Childhood||3|
|A valid American Red Cross First Aid Card or equivalent must be on file.|
|Restricted Electives (3-4 units):||3-4|
|Art Education in Early Childhood (formerly CDES 123AF)||2|
|Literacy and Language in Early Childhood||2|
|Science and Math Education in Early Childhood (formerly CDES 123CF)||2|
|Music Education in Early Childhood (formerly CDES 123DF)||2|
|Introduction to Early Childhood Education: The Assistant Teacher||3|
|Principles of Infant/Toddler Care and Education||3|
|Sensory Integration and Motor Planning for Children||3|
|Principles and Techniques of Early Childhood Special Education with Field Experience||3|
|Working with Families of Children with Special Needs||3|
|Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children||3|
Outcome 1: Know and understand the established as well as recent theories of child development.
Outcome 2: Recognize and challenge issues of bias that children, individuals and families experience.
Outcome 3: Analyze and think critically about the teacher’s comprehensive role in early learning and development settings.
Outcome 4: Recognize and evaluate the interrelationships of the child, family, school and greater community.
Outcome 5: Design quality early childhood programs and curriculum.