Early Childhood Education Master Teacher, Certificate of Achievement

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.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to coordinate curriculum for young children.
  2. Students will recognize styles of supervision and apply them with staff in early childhood settings.
  3. Students will evaluate the environment and curriculum of an early childhood education setting for developmental, cultural and linguistic appropriateness and make changes as needed.
  4. Students will provide instruction to young children utilizing knowledge of a specialized area of early childhood education.

Core Requirements

Complete 27 units

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

CDEV 025

Observation and Assessment

3

CDEV 026

Child, Family and Community

3

CDEV 027

Culture and Diversity in Early Childhood Education

3

CDEV 028

Child Health, Safety and Nutrition

3

CDEV 031A

Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children

3

CDEV 031B

Introduction to ECE Curriculum

3

CDEV 032A

ECE Practicum-Field Experience

3

CDEV 063

Child Discipline

1

CDEV 076

Early Childhood Education Adult Supervision

2

Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 16 units selected from the Associate Degree General Education pattern Areas including one course from each group:

Group 1: Area 1, Language and Rationality

Group 2: Area 2, Natural Sciences or Area 3, Humanities

Area B - Complete 6 units selected from any one of the following specializations

Special Needs

CDEV 034

Children with Special Needs

3

COMM DIS 001

Speech, Language and Hearing Development

3

or

 

 

COMM DIS 002

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

or

 

 

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

Infant Development

CDEV 033

Infant Development and Caregiving

3

CDEV 039

Infant Toddler Practicum

3

Pre School

CDEV 029

Early Childhood Experiences: Arts and Sciences

3

CDEV 030

Early Childhood Experiences: Language Arts

3

CDEV 032B

Advanced ECE Practicum

3

CDEV 071

Children, Imagination, and Books

1

CDEV 072

Play and Learning

1

CDEV 073

Preschool Art

1

CDEV 074

Preschool Science

1

Minimum Units Required: 49

Complete each course with a grade of "C" or better.