The Child Development Master Teacher Certificate
*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.
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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.
Early-childhood education "improves children's cognitive abilities, helps to create a foundation for lifelong learning, makes learning outcomes more equitable, reduces poverty and improves social mobility from generation to generation.
Thank you so much for all your productive feedback, prompt grading, and for caring about all of your students and the children who will benefit from them. It has been a pleasure for me to be part of this class...
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||3 Units|
|CHDV C102||Introduction to Materials and Curriculum||3|
|CHDV C104||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|CHDV C106||Child Growth and Development||3|
|CHDV C121||Health, Safety, and Nutrition||3|
|CHDV C125||Diversity in Education||3|
|CHDV C200||Observation and Assessment||3|
|CHDV C203||Practicum - Field Experience||3|
|CHDV C281||Adult Supervision||3 Units|
Complete 6 units in one of the following specializations:
Infant Care Specialization
|CHDV C105||Infant and Toddler 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|
Children with Exceptional Needs Specialization
|CHDV C241||The Exceptional Child||3 Units|
|HMSV C102||Cultural Competence in Human Services||3|
|CHDV C111||Principles of Child Guidance||3 Units|
|CHDV C145||Language and Literature||3|
|or CHDV C149||Play and Meaning||3|
All classes needed for this certificate are available online.
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.
This certificate requires 33 units and will likely take 3 semesters.
x $46 per unit
x ($211 + $21) per unit
= $1518 in tuition and fees
= $7656 in tuition and fees
+ ~$1980* for books and supplies
= $3498 in one semester
= $9636 in one semester
*This is an estimate. Actual costs will vary.
For general questions, contact:Lisa Fuller
Counseling can provide specific help with enrolling and completing this certificate.