Child Development: Teacher

Child Development: Teacher Certificate of Achievement 2020-2021

(Major #C.561S.CA)

As a result of completing this program, students will be prepared and qualified to work in after school programs for school-age children.

Major requirements (18 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:

Required Core: (12 units)
Course Course Description Units
CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3
CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3
Select 6 additional units from the following:
Course Course Description Units
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3
CHDEV 12 Child Abuse 3
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3
CHDEV 17A Infant and Toddler Practicum 3
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3
CHDEV 37A Early Childhood Practicum 3
CHDEV 47 Emergent Literacy 3
CHDEV 49 Guidance for Young Children 3

Additional Information

Requirements for the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit Matrix includes:

  • 24 units in Child Development/Early Childhood Education, with 12 units from the core courses.
  • 525 hours of work experience.
  • 16 units of General Education with at least one course in each of the following areas: Humanities/Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Math/Science, English/Language Arts

Prerequisite Effective Fall 2016 for the following Child Development (CHDEV) courses:


*Students will need to provide – Verification of Immunization against influenza, pertussis, and measles, and freedom from tuberculosis.

Faculty Advisor(s): Romero, Turpen

2020-2021 Child Development: Teacher Certificate of Achievement