Skill Certificate in Child Development - Associate Teacher

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing this certificate will acquire basic skills and knowledge necessary for employment in early childhood programs. This certificate meets the core class requirements for the state of California child development associate teacher permit. 

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the major theories and/or principles of child development.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the child development learning domains.
  • Apply knowledge of academic discipline content and children’s growth and development to plan and evaluate developmentally and linguistically appropriate, engaging, and supportive learning experiences.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a variety of settings. The educational component of the California associate teacher permit will be met, and when obtained will allow them to act in the capacity of a co-teacher or substitute teacher as well as supervise an aide or assistant permit holder. 

 Program Requirements

CHLD 039Child Development-DS 13
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS23
CHLD 140Principles of Early Childhood Education - DS33
CHLD 149Creative Curriculum/Children-DS33

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Consumer Family Studies Division Chair.