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    • Preschool Teachers

      Preschool Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2011.00

      Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.

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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
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  • Child Development, AS

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    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 Programs 23
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 23
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 12
    CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs 23
    CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
    CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings3
    Choose one of the following sequences:3
    CHLD 67
    Early Childhood Education Practicum 1
    CHLD 67L
    Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1
    CHLD 86
    Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
    CHLD 87
    Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
    Choose two courses from the following list6
    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 Units36

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


    Students must provide documentation of influenza, pertussis (TDap), and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance, as required by SB792 prior to being permitted to enroll in this class. Instructions on submitting documentation are available at Child Development Center.


    Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.


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