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Contact: Tony HenryTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: ahenry@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion

Business Division
Certificate T0458

The Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion certificate prepares students with the specialized skills to work with children with special needs and other disabilities and/or early intervention programs.  It supports teachers and paraprofessionals working with children with special needs and/or Early Intervention Programs.  It acts as a pathway to career opportunities in education, California child development permits, Early Intervention Assistant Personnel Competencies for California’s Early Start Program, A.S and A.S-T degrees. This certificate meets the State's competencies for early intervention/early special education paraprofessionals. This certificate meets or exceeds California Title 5 requirements for the Child Development Master Teacher Permit (when combined with 16 general education units) issued by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. To earn the Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion Certificate of Achievement, students must complete 39 units of required coursework with a grade of “C” or better.

Required Courses

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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
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      Annual Job Openings
      782

      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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      $13.21

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  • Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion

    Business Division
    Certificate T0458

    The Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion certificate prepares students with the specialized skills to work with children with special needs and other disabilities and/or early intervention programs.  It supports teachers and paraprofessionals working with children with special needs and/or Early Intervention Programs.  It acts as a pathway to career opportunities in education, California child development permits, Early Intervention Assistant Personnel Competencies for California’s Early Start Program, A.S and A.S-T degrees. This certificate meets the State's competencies for early intervention/early special education paraprofessionals. This certificate meets or exceeds California Title 5 requirements for the Child Development Master Teacher Permit (when combined with 16 general education units) issued by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing. To earn the Child Development - Early Intervention and Inclusion Certificate of Achievement, students must complete 39 units of required coursework with a grade of “C” or better.

    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 Curriculum3
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
    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 73Infant and Toddler Development 23
    CHLD 79Infant and Toddler Care and Education3
    CHLD 80Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs3
    CHLD 85Infants At Risk3
    Choose one of the following course pairs:3
    CHLD 67
    Early Childhood Education Practicum 1
    CHLD 67L
    Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1
    OR
    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 Units39
    1

    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.

    2

    Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.

  • Child Development

    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 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
    OR
    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.

    1

    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.

    2

    Documentation of tuberculosis (TB) clearance is required.

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

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