GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
MASTER TEACHER

This curriculum is designed for those students who plan careers in teaching in a pre-school setting. The program requires completion of the 27 units of Child Development curriculum plus 16 units of General Education courses, necessary for the Child Center Permit.
The certificate is outlined in acknowledgment of the California Child Development Permit, which is issued through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The permit enables an educator to move along a career ladder which supports a hierarchy of professional goals and competencies relative to employment and leadership. The required courses listed for this child development certificate meet the requirements of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for teachers of Child Development Centers, Extended Day Care Centers, and other publicly funded children’s centers; the requirements of the California Child Development Permits: Preschool and School-Age Matrixes, and Administrative Code, Title XXII for teachers and directors of state licensed infant/toddler, preschool, and school-aged programs; the recommendations of the California Community Colleges Home Economic Program Plan for child development students; and the paraprofessional criteria in the 2001 "No Child Left Behind." The permit enables an educator to move along a career ladder which supports a hierarchy of professional goals and competencies relative to employment and leadership.
Students interested in pursuing a Bachelor's degree, should meet with an academic and/or transfer counselor to discuss transfer requirements.
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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
CHLDV 135

CHLDV 133

Observation and Assessment

3

 

CHLDV 135

Child Growth and Development

3

 

CHLDV 138

Health, Safety, and Nutrition

3

CHLDV 135 and verification of TB clearance.

CHLDV 140

Principles and Practice of Teaching 3
CHLDV 140 and verification of TB clearance
Corequisite: CHLDV 180, 181 or 182

CHLDV 141

Student Teaching Seminar

2

 

CHLDV 142

Child, Family, and Community

3

CHLDV 140 CHLDV 150 Introduction to Curriculum 3

CHLDV 135

CHLDV 156

Teaching in a Diverse Society

3

State of California Child Development Permit 

CHLDV 176

Mentor Teacher Practices

3

Corequisite: CHLDV 141

CHLDV 180 or
CHLDV 181 or
CHLDV 182

Student Teaching Field Practice - Infant/Toddler Focus
Student Teaching Field Practice - Preschool Focus
Student Teaching Field Practice - School Age Focus

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1 or
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  TOTAL UNITS OF REQUIRED COURSES 27
  Select a minimum of 16 units with at least one course from each of the following G.C.C. AA/AS G.E. areas:
    -10.a. Natural Science or 10.d.(2). Math course and  
    -10.b. Social Science and  
    -10.c. Humanities and  
    -10.d.(1). English Composition  
  TOTAL UNITS OF G.E. REQUIRED 16
Note: * This course may not be used to meet more than one requirement.
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.

August 2012 GCC Catalog 2012-2013

Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.


Child Development - Master Teacher (2011-12 catalog)

Child Development - Master Teacher (2010-11 catalog)