Children’s Program: Teaching (Certificate T0405)

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Certificate T0405

The Children’s Program Certificate: Teaching specialization is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children. This certificate contains two laboratory and one fieldwork component emphasizing working with children. This certificate exceeds Title 22 education requirements for fully qualified teachers. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specified G.E. Areas A, B, C, and D, this certificate meets Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment2
CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings2
CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
Choose two courses from the following options:3
Early Childhood Education Practicum
Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory
Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience
Required Electives
Choose two from the following:6
Early Literacy in Child Development
Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
Music and Motor Development for Young Children
Math and Science for Young Children
Total Units39

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Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Understand and use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child's development and learning.
  • Be able to evaluate Early care and Education Program regulations, standards, and policies according to Title 22 California.
  • Be grounded in Child Development knowledge (theory) and use their understanding of young children and their needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child.
  • Understand that child observation, documentation and other forms of assessment are central to the practices of all early childhood professionals. Students use systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies to positively influence the development of every child.
  • Understand the importance of developmental domains and academic content areas. Students use their knowledge and other resources to design implement, and evaluate meaningful challenging curricula and environments that promotes comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for every child.
  • Understand that successful programs depend upon partnerships with children's families and communities. They use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their children's development and learning.
  • Acquire strategies and developmentally appropriate techniques for effective teaching and classroom management.
  • Understand theoretical and practical implications of oppression and privilege as they apply to young children, families, programs, classrooms, and teaching. Various classroom strategies to deal with bias are developed.

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