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Child Development: Teacher Certificate Child Development Total Units: 24
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Term Effective: Fall 1981


The Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement meets course requirements for the Child Development Teacher Permit issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Preparation. These permits are required to work in a state-subsidized child development program.

Since this program is part of a career ladder, students who have completed the Child Development Associate Teacher Skills Certificate will have fulfilled 12 units of this Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement.

Job titles include Instructional Aide, Teacher Assistant, Student Teacher, Teacher.

Employers generally report that it is moderately difficult to find applicants who meet their hiring standards. This indicates a good outlook for qualified job seekers.

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence.

For students interested in an Associate Degree, a Child Development major is available. More information about Early Childhood Development programs can be found at the Child Development website.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Child Development: Teacher Certificate program are:

  • Complete 24 units from
    • Child Development: Teacher Requirements

Child Development: Teacher Requirements - complete 24.00 units
CHILD 51Introduction to Early Childhood Education3.00
CHILD 60Early Childhood Methods I3.00
CHILD 60LEarly Childhood Practicum I3.00-5.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
CHILD 50Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
CHILD110.1Developmental Trends in Infancy and Toddlerhood1.50
CHILD110.2Developmental Trends in the Child Age 3-5 Yrs1.50
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
Any CHLD course 1-299

Term Effective: Fall 1981

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2010

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.


CHLD 90.4 has a prerequisite of either CHLD 10, CHLD 110.1, or CHLD 110.2.
A grade of "C" or better is required for all certificate courses.

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