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Early Childhood Education Master Teacher


Family, Consumer & Health Sciences Division
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Master Teacher Certificate, the student demonstrates knowledge, training, and skills to be a master teacher in a privately or publicly funded child care center in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Skills demonstrated and practiced by the student include the ability to provide instruction to young children utilizing knowledge of a specialized area of early childhood education, supervise adults in the classroom, and coordinate curriculum and staff development.

Total Units Required: 48
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
FCS 21 Child Development 3
FCS 26 Child, Family, and Community 3

ENG 1A* Written Communication 3
OR
ENG 79* Preparatory English 5

ELECTIVE* General Education Requirement: Social Science Course 3

Second Semester
FCS 29 Early Childhood Experiences: Arts and Sciences 3
FCS 31A ECE Theory: Working with Children 3
FCS 32A ECE Practicum 3
ELECTIVE* General Education Requirement: Humanities Course 2-5

Third Semester
FCS 30 Early Childhood Experiences: Language Arts 3
FCS 31B ECE Theory: Early Cognitive Learning 3
FCS 32B ECE Practicum 3
ELECTIVE Early Childhood Specialization (Group II) 3
ELECTIVE* General Education Requirement: Math or Science 3-5

Fourth Semester
FCS 76 ECE Adult Supervision 2
ELECTIVE Early Childhood Specialization (Group II) 3
ELECTIVE* General Education Electives (as needed) 4-10

*General Education requirements must total 16 units or more.

Group I (General Education Requirements)
(minimum of one course from the following Associate degree General Education areas and a minimum of 16 units)

Learning Skills: Group A
Learning Skills: Group B or Natural Science
Humanities
Social Sciences


Group II (Specialization)
(minimum of six units selected from any ONE of the following specializations)
Special Needs
FCS 34 Children with Special Needs 3
FCS 64 Impact of Violence on Children and Families 3
FCS 75B Procedures for Working with Autistic Children 3
FCS 99A Meeting The Needs of Children at Risk 1
FCS 99B Sexual Development and Signs of Sexual Abuse 0.5
FCS 99I The Impact of Chemical Dependency on Children and Families 1
GUID 64 Helping Skills for the Early Childhood Educator 1
COMM 2 Introduction to Communication Disorders 3
SP ED 15 Selected Topics: Special Education 1-2
S L 22 Elementary American Sign Language 3

Language and Literature for Children
FCS 71 Children, Imagination, and Books 1
HUM 4 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 39 Folklore 3

Creative Arts
FCS 73 Preschool Art 1
ART 4 Exploring Art 3
DRAM 45B Introductory Children's Theater 3

School Age Child Care
FCS 36 Activities and Environment for School Age Child Care 3
PE 46 Recreational Leadership 3

Infant Development
FCS 33 Infant Development and Caregiving 3
FCS 39 Infant/Toddler Practicum 3

Parent-Child Relationships
FCS 61A Parent Child Learning 2
FCS 61B Parent Child Communication 2
FCS 62 Positive Parenting 1
FCS 64 Impact of Violence on Children and Families 3
FCS 99C Suporting Relationships between Children and their Families .5
FCS 99E Nurturing Lifetime Relationships .5
FCS 99H The Impact of Placement on Foster Families .5
FCS 99I The Impact of Chemical Dependency on Families 1
GUID 64* Helping Skills for the Early Childhood Educator 1
PSYCH 48 Family Counseling in Human Service Agencies 2




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