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Contact: Tony HenryTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: ahenry@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Children's Program: Teaching

Business Division
Certificate T0405

The Children’s Program Certificate: Teaching specialization is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children. This certificate contains two laboratory and one fieldwork component emphasizing working with children. This certificate exceeds Title 22 education requirements for fully qualified teachers. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specified G.E. Areas A, B, C, and D, this certificate meets Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

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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
      $26.10

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $34,781.17
      Annual Job Openings
      7,356

      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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  • Children's Program: Teaching

    Business Division
    Certificate T0405

    The Children’s Program Certificate: Teaching specialization is designed for the student who desires knowledge about Early Childhood Development and skills for teaching young children. This certificate contains two laboratory and one fieldwork component emphasizing working with children. This certificate exceeds Title 22 education requirements for fully qualified teachers. With 175 days of experience and the completion of 16 specified G.E. Areas A, B, C, and D, this certificate meets Title 5 education requirements for a fully qualified teacher.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 13
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development3
    CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment2
    CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs3
    CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
    CHLD 75Supervising Adults in Early Childhood Settings2
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings1
    CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
    Choose two courses from the following options: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
    Required Electives
    Choose two from the following:6
    CHLD 51
    Early Literacy in Child Development
    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
    Total Units39

    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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