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Child Development Teacher Permit Certificate (Major Code: A2722)

Designed to prepare students to qualify as teachers of young children and to apply for the Teacher Permit from the California Department of Education.


First Semester
CD 170 Principles of Child Development (3 units)
CD 170 L Principles Lab (1 units)
CD 284 Child Family and Community or CD 135 Principles of Family Development (3 units)
CD 283 Emerging Literacy (3 units)


Second Semester
CD 180 Guidance of Young Children (3 units)
CD 180L Guidance Lab (1 units)
CD 181 Curriculum Planning (3 units)
CD 184 Observation and Documentation (3 units)


Choose one course:
CD175 Nutrition Health and Safety or CD275 Art for Young Children or CD130 Math
for Young Children / CD 131 Science for Young Children /CD 132 Technology for Young
Children or CD 176 Music/Movement or CD 173 Infants/Toddlers (3 units)


Third Semester
CD 282A Field Practicum (3 units)


Choose one course (English/Language Arts):
ENGL 115 Reading and Composition or SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I or SPAN 215 **
Spanish for Bilinguals I or COM 103 Oral Communication (3-5 units)


Choose two courses: (Humanities and/or Fine Arts)
ART 104 Intro to Art or ENGL 270 Multicultural Literature or
MUS 105 Intro to Music or MUS 108 Intro to Music/Mexico or MUS 195 World Music (6 units)


Fourth Semester

CD 282B Field Practicum (3 units)


Choose one course (Math or Science):
BIO 140 Environmental Biology or LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science or
SOC 270 Statistical Methods or PSYC 270 Statistical Methods or MATH 101 College Algebra (3 units)


Choose two courses (Social Sciences) or one course if SPAN101 or SPAN215 were
Completed:
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology or SOC 101 Intro to Sociology or
HIS 104 Western Civilizations or HIS/MAS 141 Mexican-American History I or
PS 101 Intro to Political Science (3-6 units)

(** Spanish 215 eligible for the Spanish Proficiency Certificate, ask for information at the School of Languages and Literature)


TOTAL 44-50 UNITS

 

 

 
Master Teacher Permit

** To apply for your Master Teacher PERMIT you need:

a) Completion of the Teacher Permit Requirement (see Child Development Matrix) or
b) Completion of the Teacher Permit Preparation program (44-50 units)


CD 288 Adult Supervision & Mentorship (3 units)


*Choose two Specialization Child Development courses (Pairs)
Same course can not be applied for both the Specialization and the Teacher Permit
because you will be three units short.


Infant & Toddler Specialization:
CD 172 Infant and Toddler Curriculum (3 units)
CD 173 Infant and Toddler Development (3 units)
or


Early Intervention Specialization:
CD 173 Infant and Toddler Development (3 units)
CD 278 Working with Children with Special Needs (3 units)
or


Language Specialization:
CD 283 Emerging Literacy (3 units)
Eng 225 Children Literature (3 units)
or


Reggio-Inspired Specialization:
CD 260 Introduction to the Reggio Emilia Approach (3 units)
ENGL 270 Multicultural Literature or ART 101 Introduction to Art or MUS 195 Music World 3
or


Diversity Specialization:
CD 278 Working with Children with Special Needs (3 units)
SOC 150 Mexican and Latino Culture in the U.S. or ENG 270 Multicultural Literature or
MUS 195 World Music (3 units)
or


Child Life Specialization:
CD 278 Working with Children with Special Needs (3 units)
PSYC 109 Psychology of Death and Dying (3 units)


Make an appointment with any professor to analyze other alternatives of specializations.
*A specialization pair consists of 2 complementary classes, which together create an area of specialized skill or knowledge in the field of Child Development. At least 3 units of the specialized pair must be a Child Development course. Please check the work experience requirements on the Matrix as well as the general education courses required. You can consult with your professors about these courses.

 

 

 
Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate Program (Major Code: 02723)

** This program is not an Associate Degree


Courses (Each pair must be completed in one semester and in this sequence)


CD 170 Principles of Child Development (3 units)
ESL 27A ESL para Desarrollo Infantil: Principios del Desarrollo Infantil (2 units)


CD180 Observation and Guidance (3 units)
ESL 27B ESL para Desarrollo Infantil: Observación y Guía Positiva (1 unit)


CD181 Curriculum Planning (3 units)
ESL 27C ESL para Desarrollo Infantil: Currículo (1 unit)


CD 284 Child, Family & Community (3 units)
ESL 27D ESL para Desarrollo Infantil: El Nino, la Familia y la Comunidad (1 unit)


TOTAL 17


CD180L: Lab for Observation and Guidance. This course will be taken simultaneously with CD 180 in the second semester. (1 unit)


Before starting in this program, it is recommended that students had already completed ESL courses in any Adult Education School and/or complete the next ESL courses at SWC: NC108 and NC 109. The Spanish-to-English Teacher Certificate meets the academic requirements for the Associate Teacher Permit through the State Department of Education, Child Development Division. Please check the work experience requirement on the Matrix (pages 13 and 14). The program is designed for students to learn child development concepts while acquiring English language skills. The Child Development courses will begin with predominately Spanish instruction. As students progress through the courses, English instruction will increase as the student’s English proficiency increases. This is a sequential program in which students form a community of learners starting and ending the program together. Upon completion of this certificate, students may either choose to seek employment or complete the Child Development teacher certificate offered in English.

** To obtain more information about an Associate Degree please make an appointment with a SWC counselor at the Counseling Center or the Transfer Center. Both are located in the Cesar Chavez Building, Chula Vista Campus or make an appointment with a counselor in any of the other campuses: Otay Mesa, National City and San Ysidro.

 

 

 
Family Childcare Certificate – Bilingual (English/Spanish) (Major Code: B2725)

Family childcare businesses are licensed to care for children in a home environment. The family childcare provider is responsible for designing developmentally appropriate curriculum for multiage groups of children; providing a safe environment; and operating a successful small business. Designed for the prospective and experienced family childcare provider.


The courses are taught in Spanish with Bilingual Resources (Spanish/English). The courses are for you if: 1-unit courses fit your needs; you need units to renew you Teacher permit; you like to learn specific Family Childcare topics; you need hours for Professional Development or CARES; you want to earn a Certificate? (11 courses).


CD 80 The Business of Family Childcare (1 unit)
CD 81 Children y Family Childcare- Crisis, Challenges and Change (1 unit)
CD 82 Family Childcare Environment (1 unit)
CD 83 Nutrition for Family Childcare (1 unit)
CD 84 Health and Safety in Family Childcare (1 unit)
CD 86 Positive Guidance in Family Childcare (1 unit)
CD 87 Family Childcare Curriculum (1 unit)
CD 89 Fundamental of Child Development (1 unit)
CD 90 Family Childcare School-Age Environment (1 unit)
CD91 Family School-Age Childcare Partnerships (1 unit)
CD93 Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (1 unit)


TOTAL 11

 

 

 
Family Support Specialist Certificate Program (Major Code: A2726)

The family support specialist is a paraprofessional who may be employed in health care settings, schools, and social service agencies. Under the supervision of a professional, they provide an array of support services to families and children in crisis and transition.


First Semester Units
CD 151 Introduction to Home Visitation (3 units)
CD 170 Principles of Child Development (3 units)
CD 180 Observation and Guidance for Child Development (3 units)


Second Semester

CD 177 Alternatives to Violence (3 units)
CD 278 Working with Children and Families With Special Needs (3 units)
CD 290 Family Support Specialist Cooperative Work Experience (2-4 units)


TOTAL 17-19

 

 

 
Associate in Arts Child Development Teacher (Major Code: B2721)

Designed to prepare students to qualify as teachers of young children. A practicum component allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to student teaching experience.


First Semester Units
CD 170 Principles of Child Development (3 units)
CD 170L Principles of Child Development Laboratory (1 unit)
CD 180 Observation and Guidance for Child Development (3 units)
CD 180L Observation and Guidance for Child Development Laboratory (1 unit)


Second Semester
CD 181 Curriculum Planning for Child Development (3 units)
CD 283 Emerging Literacy (3 units)
CD 184 Observation and Documentation (3 units)


Third Semester
CD 282A Child Development Field Practicum (3 units)
CD 275 Art for Children (3 units)
CD 175 Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Children (3 units)


Fourth Semester
CD 282B Advanced Child Development Field Practicum (3 units)
CD 284 Child, Family, and Community (3 units)
or
CD 135 Principles of Family Development (3 units)


TOTAL OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT UNITS 32


To earn an associate degree, additional General Education and Graduation Requirements must be completed. It is recommended that student complete the requirements of General Education plan B.


NOTE: After completion of this coursework student will qualify for the teacher level of the State of Education's permit. (www.childdevelopment.org)


* Students who successfully complete CD 175, Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Children, will receive certification in Infant and Children, First Aid and CPR.

 

 

 
Associate in Arts Degree in Child Development – Transfer Pattern (Major Code: 01750)


CD 170 Principles of Child Development (3 units)
CD 170L Principles Lab (1 unit)
CD 180 Guidance of Young Children (3 units)
CD 180L Guidance Lab (1 unit)
CD 181 Curriculum Planning (3 units)
CD 284 Child Family and Community (3 units)
CD 184 Observation and Documentation (3 units)
CD 282A Field Practicum (3 units)
CD 135 Principles of Family Development (3 units)
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology or PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology (3 units)
SOC 270 Statistical Methods or PSYC 270 Statistical Methods (3 units)


TOTAL OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT UNITS 29


Recommended Electives:
CD 282B Advance Child Development Field Practicum 3
CD175 Nutrition, Health and Safe for Children 3
CD 177 Alternatives to Violence 3


PLUS:
The above courses are for the Major in Child Development.. To obtain the Associate Degree (A.A.), and transfer to a four-year university you must complete other courses in General Education and other graduation requirements. It is recommended that students follow transfer pattern B.


It is strongly recommended to make an appointment with a SWC counselor to have your educational plan. Counselors are at the Counseling Center or the Transfer Center. Both are located in the Cesar Chavez Building, Chula Vista Campus or make an appointment with a counselor in any of the other campuses: Otay Mesa, National City and San Ysidro.

   
   
   
   
   
           
   
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