Currently, the GCC Child Development Department offers five certificates. Three of these certificates parallel the Child Development Permit experience requirements. Two focus on specific age groups: Infant/Toddler and School Age.  Each Certificate is outlined in acknowledgment of the California Child Development Permit which is issued through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  The permit enables an educator to move along a career ladder which supports a hierarchy of professional goals and competencies relative to employment and leadership.

The required courses listed for the following child development certificates meet the education requirement of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for teachers of Child Development Centers, Extended Day Care Centers, and other publicly funded children's centers; the requirements of the California Child Development Permits: Preschool and School-Age Matrixes, and the Department of Social Services, Title 22 for teachers and directors of state licensed infant/toddler, preschool, and school-aged programs, the recommendations of the California Community College Family and Consumer Studies Program Plan for child development students, and the paraprofessional criteria in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act.


TEACHER CERTIFICATE - Preschool Focus

Required Courses:  Child Development 133, 135, 140, 141, 181, 142. 

A minimum of nine (9) units must be selected from the following:  Child Development 137, 138, 147, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158 (or Dance 158), 160, 174, 175, 176, 210, 220.

Select 16 units from the Glendale Community College Associate Degree Education area 10A-D (see AA/AS requirements) with at least one course from each of the following areas:

  • 10.1. Natural Science OR 10.d. (2) Mathematics courses AND
  • 10.b. Social Science AND
  • 10.c. Humanities AND
  • 10.d.(1) English Composition


TEACHER CERTIFICATE - Infant Toddler Focus


Required Courses:  Child Development 133, 135, 140, 141, 180, 142, 147. 

A minimum of six (6) units must be selected from the following:  Child Development 137, 138, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158 (or Dance 158), 160, 174, 175, 176, 210, 220.

Select 16 units from the Glendale Community College Associate Degree Education area 10A-D (see AA/AS requirements) with at least one course from each of the following areas:

  • 10.1. Natural Science OR 10.d. (2) Mathematics courses AND
  • 10.b. Social Science AND
  • 10.c. Humanities AND
  • 10.d.(1) English Composition


TEACHER CERTIFICATE - School Age Focus


Required Courses:  Child Development 133, 135, 137, 140, 141, 182, 142. 

A minimum of six (6) units must be selected from the following:  Child Development 138, 147, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158 (or Dance 158), 160, 174, 175, 176, 210, 220.

Select 16 units from the Glendale Community College Associate Degree Education area 10A-D (see AA/AS requirements) with at least one course from each of the following areas:

  • 10.1. Natural Science OR 10.d. (2) Mathematics courses AND
  • 10.b. Social Science AND
  • 10.c. Humanities AND
  • 10.d.(1) English Composition


MASTER TEACHER CERTIFICATE

Required Courses:  Child Development 133, 135, 140, 141*, 142, 176. 

* NOTE:  To complete the Master Teacher Certificate, Child Development 141 must be taken with placement in one of the three student teaching laboratory placement courses (180, 181, or 182).

A minimum of six (6) units must be selected from the following:  Child Development 137, 138, 147, 151**, 152**, 154**, 155**, 156**, 158** (or Dance 158**), 160, 174, 175, 210**, 220.

In addition, complete one of the following specialties for six units:

  • ARTS:  Child Development 152** 154**, Child Development/Dance 158**.
  • SPECIAL NEEDS:  Child Development 155** and American Sign Language 101
  • CULTURAL DIVERSITY:  Child Development 156** and Ethnic Studies 121.
  • CURRICULUM:  Child Development 151** and 210**

**NOTE:  These courses may not be used to meet more than one requirement.

Select 16 units from the Glendale Community College Associate Degree Education area 10A-D (see AA/AS requirements) with at least one course from each of the following areas:

  • 10.1. Natural Science OR 10.d. (2) Mathematics courses AND
  • 10.b. Social Science AND
  • 10.c. Humanities AND
  • 10.d.(1) English Composition


SITE SUPERVISOR CERTIFICATE

The Site Supervisor Certificate is issued to students who have completed the requirements for the Associate of Science degree as well as the following requirements for the Site Supervisor Certificate.

Required Courses:  Child Development 133, 135, 140, 141*, 142, 174, 175, 176. 

* NOTE:  To complete the Site Supervisor Certificate, Child Development 141 must be taken with placement in one of the three student teaching laboratory placement courses (180, 181, or 182).

A minimum of nine (9) units must be selected from the following:  Child Development 137, 138, 147, 151, 152, 154, 155, 156, 158 (or Dance 158), 160, 210, 220.

Last updated: 11/22/2010 10:07:39 AM