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Contact: Tony HenryTitle: Department Co-ChairContact: ahenry@mtsac.edu
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Business Division
Certificate T1314

The School Age Child-Specialization Certificate provides specialized skills and knowledge for working with school age children. This certificate exceeds the Title 22 requirements for a fully qualified teacher in school age programs. This skill set also prepares the student for positions as elementary tutors or classroom aides in public school districts.

Required Courses

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    • Childcare Workers

      Childcare Workers

      SOC Career Code: 39-9011.00

      Attend to children at schools, businesses, private households, and childcare institutions. Perform a variety of tasks, such as dressing, feeding, bathing, and overseeing play.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $23.89

      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
      $24,806.14
      Annual Job Openings
      22,606

      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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  • School Age Child - Specialization

    Business Division
    Certificate T1314

    The School Age Child-Specialization Certificate provides specialized skills and knowledge for working with school age children. This certificate exceeds the Title 22 requirements for a fully qualified teacher in school age programs. This skill set also prepares the student for positions as elementary tutors or classroom aides in public school districts.

    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
    Choose one from the following:3
    CHLD 10
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development
    CHLD 10H
    Child Growth and Lifespan Development - Honors
    CHLD 11
    Child and Adolescent Development
    CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
    CHLD 51Early Literacy in Child Development3
    CHLD 62Music and Motor Development for Young Children3
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 74Program Planning for the School Age Child3
    Required Electives
    LERN 49Math Skills Review3
    or MATH 50 Pre-Algebra
    Choose one from the following:1-3
    ENGL 57
    Writing Effective Sentences
    ENGL 56
    Grammar Review
    LIT 40
    Children's Literature
    Total Units31-33

    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.

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

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