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.

Minimum Units Required: 48

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

CDEV 021

Child and Adolescent Development

3

CDEV 026

Child, Family, and Community

3

ENG 079

Preparatory English

5

 

or

 

ENG 001A *

Written Communications

3

Elective*

General Education Requirement: Social Science Course

3

Second Semester

CDEV 029

Early Childhood Experiences: Arts and Sciences

3

CDEV 031A

ECE Theory: Working with Children

3

CDEV 032A

Early ECE Practicum

3

Elective*

General Education Requirement: Humanities Course

3-5

Third Semester

CDEV 030

Early Childhood Experiences: Language Arts

3

CDEV 031B

ECE Theory: Early Cognitive Learning

3

CDEV 032B

ECE Practicum

3

Elective

Early Childhood Specialization (Group II)

3

Elective*

General Education Requirement: Math or Science

3-5

Fourth Semester

CDEV 076

Early Childhood Education 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 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

Group II

(Specialization) (minimum of six units selected from any ONE of the following specializations)

Special Needs

CDEV 034

Children With Special Needs

3

CDEV 064

Impact of Violence on Children and Families

3

FKC 099A

Meeting the Developmental Needs of Children at Risk

1

FKC 099B

Sexual Development and Signs of Sexual Abuses

0.5

FKC 099I

The Impact of Chemical Dependency on Children and Families

1

COMM DIS 002

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

SP ED 015

Selected Topics: Special Education

1-4

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

Language and Literature for Children

CDEV 071

Children, Imagination, and Books

1

HUM 004/ ANTHR 004

Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG 039

Introduction to Folklore

3

Creative Arts

CDEV 073

Preschool Art

1

ART 004

Exploring Art

3

DRAMA 044A

Children's Theatre Production: Acting

3

School Age Child Care

CDEV 036

Activities and Environments for School Age Child Care

3

Infant Development

CDEV 033

Infant Development and Care-giving

3

CDEV 039

Infant Toddler Practicum

3

Parent-Child Relationships

CDEV 061A

Parent Child Learning

2

CDEV 061B

Parent Child Communication

2

CDEV 062

Positive Parenting

1

CDEV 064

Impact of Violence on Children and Families

3

FKC 099C

Supporting Relationships between Children and Their Families

0.5

FKC 099E

Nurturing Lifetime Relationships

0.5

FKC 099H

The Impact of Placement on Foster Families

0.5

FKC 099I

The Impact of Chemical Dependency on Children and Families

1

PSYCH 048

Family Counseling

3

Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Minimum Units 48

Program Disclosure

Program Title:

Child Development/Early Care and Education


Length of Program:

30 Months


Tuition & Fees:

$36/unit x 60 units = $2,160.00


Other Costs:

Books & Supplies about $4,140.00


Occupations:

Child Caregiver, Teacher Assistant
Dept. of Labor website


On Time Graduation Rate:

0.0%


Median Debt Upon Completion:

N/A


*Please note that actual costs will vary by program.