Early Childhood Education Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Early Childhood Education Teacher Certificate  will be prepared for positions such as lead teachers in private preschool programs, instructional assistants in public schools, and associate teachers in a Head Start or teacher in a State Preschool Program

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CDE 101 Child Growth & Development 3
CDE 102 Child, Family, & Community 3
CDE 103 Principles & Practices of Teaching 3
CDE 104 Introduction to Curriculum 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
CDE 201 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
CDE 202 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CDE 203 Observation and Assessment 3
ENG 001A English Composition  (GE) 4

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
CDE 204 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 4
ENG 036  Children's Literature  (GE) 3
NR 001 Conservation of Natural Resources  (GE) 3
PSY 001 General Psychology  (GE) 3
  Note: State of California also requires 175 days of experience working in a child care program to apply for a Teacher Permit.  

Students may choose other general education courses to fulfill the 13 unit requirement.  Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting courses from the COD GE List.