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Contact: Tony HenryTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: ahenry@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Child Development - Level I

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The Child Development - Level I certificate is designed for the student who desires general knowledge about the foundations of child development and who has an interest in teaching young children. This certificate meets the Title 22 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher. In Title 5 programs, this certificate meets the educational requirements for an Assistant/Aide position. This certificate includes the identified core courses for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit. Fifty (50) days of experience is required to complete the permit requirements.

Required Courses

Higher Education, Higher Income:
This award offers multiple levels. Completion of all levels can lead to higher pay.

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    • Preschool Teachers

      Preschool Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2011.00

      Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.03

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      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,952.37
      Annual Job Openings
      5,187

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

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  • Child Development - Level I

    Business Division

    The Child Development - Level I certificate is designed for the student who desires general knowledge about the foundations of child development and who has an interest in teaching young children. This certificate meets the Title 22 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher. In Title 5 programs, this certificate meets the educational requirements for an Assistant/Aide position. This certificate includes the identified core courses for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit. Fifty (50) days of experience is required to complete the permit requirements.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
    Total Units12

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Child Development - Level II

    Business Division
    The Child Development Level II certificate enhances the student’s knowledge beyond Level I, providing additional skills and knowledge working with children. This certificate focuses on safe and healthy environments, working appropriately with children with special needs and the use of appropriate discipline techniques. Completion may lead to salary increase based on units earned.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Child Development - Level I coursework12
    PLUS
    Completion of the Child Development- Level II coursework7
    Total Units19
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Child Development - Level I Coursework
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
    Total Units12
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Child Development - Level II Coursework
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
    Total Units7

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Child Development - Level III

    Business Division

    The Child Development Level III certificate increases skills in planning for children by focusing on different areas of curriculum. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specific G.E. Units in Areas A, B, C and D, this certificate meets the Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Completion of the Child Development - Level I coursework12
    PLUS
    Completion of the Child Development - Level II coursework7
    PLUS
    Completion of the Child Development - Level III coursework9
    Total Units28
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Child Development - Level I Coursework
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
    Total Units12
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Child Development - Level II Coursework
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
    Total Units7
    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Child Development - Level III Coursework
    Choose three from the following:9
    CHLD 50
    Teaching in a Diverse Society
    CHLD 61
    Language Arts and Art Media for Young Children
    CHLD 62
    Music and Motor Development for Young Children
    CHLD 63
    Math and Science for Young Children
    CHLD 73
    Infant and Toddler Development
    Total Units9

     Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence

  • Child Development, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1315

    This program provides a theoretical framework and practical experience developing skills necessary to work directly in preschool classrooms. Graduates can be employed at the teacher or master teacher level. The program develops students’ skills and abilities in observation and assessing, planning and executing activities, and classroom management based on developmentally appropriate practices. Degree requirements exceed the identified eight (8) courses for transfer by requiring additional practical experience and curriculum courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment2
    CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory1
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
    CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
    CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work1
    Choose one of the following sequences:3
    CHLD 67
    Early Childhood Education Practicum
    CHLD 67L
    Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory
    OR
    CHLD 86
    Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
    CHLD 87
    Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience
    Total Units28

    Note: These courses are acceptable for the Child Development requirements leading to the Child Development Permit.

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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Contact: Tony HenryTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: ahenry@mtsac.edu

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