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Early Childhood Education Teacher


Family, Consumer & Health Sciences Division
Upon successful completion of the Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate, the student demonstrates the knowledge, training, and skills of a teacher in a private child care center or a 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 a student include developmentally appropriate lesson planning and implementation for infant/toddlers, preschool and school-age children in subject areas including science, mathematics and language arts.

Total Units Required 40
Recommended Sequence:
First Semester Units
FCS 21 Child Development 3
FCS 26 Child, Family, and Community 3
ELECTIVE General Education Requirement: Written Communications: See Group I 3-5
ELECTIVE General Education Requirement: Social Sciences: See Group I 3-5

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: See Group I 3-5

Third Semester
FCS 30 Early Childhood Experiences: Language Arts 3
FCS 31B ECE Theory: Cognitive Development 3
FCS 32B ECE Practicum 3
ELECTIVE General Education Requirement: Mathematics or Science: See Group I 3-5
ELECTIVE General Education Requirement: Electives: See Group I 0-4

Group I (General Education Requirement)
(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







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