GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
TEACHER

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will develop an understanding of young children, and of the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning in order to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive and challenging for all children; understand and value the importance and complex characteristics of children’s families and communities; use this understanding to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and involve families in their children’s learning and development; articulate and understand the goals, benefits, and uses of observation and assessment, develop competence in the use of observation, documentation and assessment techniques and tools to support teaching and learning in partnership with families and other professionals; plan and implement developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant experiences that promote and/or support development and learning for all young children; and identify as a member of the early childhood profession, understand and use ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood practice.
This curriculum is designed for those students who plan careers in teaching in a preschool setting. The curriculum requires completion of 24 units of Child Development courses 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 133 and verification of TB clearance.

CHLDV 140

Principles and Practice of Teaching

3
CHLDV 140 and verification of TB clearance.
Corequisite: CHLDV 181*

CHLDV 141*

Student Teaching Seminar

2

CHLDV 135

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

Corequisite: CHLDV 141

CHLDV 181*

Student Teaching Field Practice - Preschool Focus

1

  TOTAL UNITS OF REQUIRED COURSES 24
  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: * To complete this certificate, Child Development 141 must be taken with placement in an preschool setting for laboratory experience (Child Development 181).
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET. SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2014 GCC Catalog 2014-2015

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.

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