Child Development: Master Teacher
The Child Development Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement (33 units) is designed to provide students with a complete educational foundation to work as a curriculum specialist with children in a group setting and includes required classes in the core areas (development; child, family, and community; curriculum), six specialization units in the curriculum area of the student's choice, and adult supervision units.
The California Child Development Permit Matrix requirements are reflected in our program allowing students to qualify for the permits required or teaching in programs governed by Title V and funded by contracts with the State of California. Permits are issued by the State Department of Education, California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (not Cerro Coso) and include: Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, Teacher, and Master Teacher Permits.
All professionals working with children are required to have a clean criminal record, to demonstrate freedom from tuberculosis (TB), and to demonstrate the physical ability to perform all of the duties of a professional position working directly with children.
Complete each course to be applied toward the certificate with a grade of "C" or better. Complete a minimum of 12 units in residence at Cerro Coso Community College.
The requirements for this program are complex. You MUST meet with a Child Development faculty member AND a counselor.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be able to
- Understand, observe, and analyze development from a theoretical perspective including the realms of physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development from conception through adolescence.
- Develop curriculum appropriate to the individual developmental needs of children from infancy through school age and across a variety of categories: aesthetic, affective, cognitive, language, physical, and social.
- Demonstrate classroom management skills working with both small and large groups of children.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the health, safety, and nutrition requirements of programs and children from infancy through school age.
- Analyze assessment techniques commonly used in the field of Child Development.
- Assess and practice a variety of program models.
- Address diversity issues, including special needs, with children, families, and programs in a constructive way.
- Take a leadership role in both the profession of Child Development and the in the community through an understanding of advocacy.
- CC Online [Certificate Pathway]
Note: Some courses within the major may have a required prerequisite. If you feel you have equivalent knowledge and skills to those included in the prerequisite course through professional experience, licensure, or certification, you have the opportunity to submit a Prerequisite Challenge to be reviewed by the faculty chair. For the Prerequisite Challenge to be considered, you must submit documentation/verification to substantiate the basis for the challenge. Please consult a counselor for more information regarding Prerequisite Challenge.
Complete all of the following courses:
|CHDV C100||Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children||3 Units|
|CHDV C102||Materials and Curriculum||3|
|CHDV C104||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|CHDV C106||Child Growth and Development||3||CHDV C111||Principles of Child Guidance||3|
|CHDV C121||Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3|
|CHDV C125||Diversity in Education||3|
|CHDV C281||Adult Supervision||3|
Select 3 units from the following courses:
|CHDV C200||Observation and Assessment||3 Units|
|CHDV C203||Practicum - Field Experience||3|
Complete 6 specialization units*:
|Infant Care Specialization|
|CHDV C105||Introduction to Infant Development||3 Units|
|CHDV C205||Infant and Toddler Curriculum||3|
|School Age Care Specialization|
|CHDV C107||School Age Development||3 Units|
|CHDV C207||School Age Curriculum||3|
|CHDV C125||Diversity in Education||3 Units|
|HMSV C102||Cultural Competence in Human Services||3|
|Children with Exceptional Needs Specialization|
|CHDV C125||Diversity in Education||3 Units|
|CHDV C241||The Exceptional Child||3|
*Other Specializations can be developed. Please contact the Child Development Faculty Chair.
STATE OF CALIFORNIA CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing grants permits in accordance with the Child Development Permit Matrix. Applications are separate from Cerro Coso Community College and must be submitted to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Contact any Child Development faculty member or visit the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing website http://www.ctc.ca.gov/ for more information regarding the Permit Matrix and Professional Growth Advisors. For all Permits, all course work must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Master Teacher Permit: Teacher Permit requirements plus 2 units Adult Supervision plus 6 specialization units plus experience of 350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years plus 16 general education units in English/Language Arts, Math/Science, Social Sciences, and Humanities/Fine Arts.