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 evaluate effectiveness of early childhood curriculum, classrooms, teaching strategies and how teachers involve families in their children's development and learning to improve teaching practices for all children by completing written observations in group care settings.
  2. Students will individualize mentoring and supervision strategies based on the roles and developmental stages of adult learners by completing a written assignment.
  3. Students will plan, implement and evaluate a series of developmentally, linguistically and culturally appropriate activities for young children in their practicum settings.
  4. Students will use a variety of personnel, program, and environmental assessment tools including either the Early Childhood, Infant/Toddler, School Age or Family Child Care Environmental Rating Scale to inform leadership decisions in a written assignment.

Core Requirements

Complete 28 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

Early Childhood Education Practicum-Field Experience

3

CDEV 035

Adult Supervision and Mentoring in Early Care and Education

3

CDEV 063

Child Discipline

1

Restricted Electives

Area A - Complete 3 units selected from:

COM ST 001A

Public Speaking

3

ENG 001A

Reading and Composition

3

Area B - Complete 3 units selected from:

Associate Degree General Education Area 1B - Mathematics

3

or

 

 

Associate Degree General Education Area 2 - Natural Sciences

3

Area C - Complete 3 units selected from:

Associate Degree General Education Area 3 - Humanities

3

Area D - Complete 3 units selected from:

Associate Degree General Education Area 6 - Awareness of Self and Society

3

Area E - Complete 6 units selected from any ONE of the following specializations: Special Needs, Infant Development, or Preschool

Special Needs

CDEV 034

Children with Special Needs

3

and

 

 

COMM DIS 001A

Introduction to Communication Disorders

3

or

 

 

COMM DIS 001B

Speech, Language and Hearing Development

3

or

 

 

SL 001

Elementary American Sign Language

3

Infant Development

CDEV 033

Infant and Toddler Development

3

CDEV 039

Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers

3

Preschool

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: 46

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