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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Social Sciences

Program Description:
The curriculum focuses on children, from infancy through school age. Courses provide foundations and prepare students for careers in child care, sociology, social work, education, special education and psychology. Opportunities are available for work with children in a variety of settings including homes, schools, hospitals, and public and non-profit agencies concerned with the development and welfare of children. CPR, first-aid training, TB and fingerprint clearances are required for certificates in child development.

Requirements for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit*:
Completion of 16 core units as follows: Psyc 021 or Psyc 121, CHDV 010, CHDV 015 and CHDV 020 or CHDV 016, and CHDV 013A. Completion of these courses with a C or better must be verified by official transcripts.

Requirements for the Teacher Child Development Permit*:
Completion of the Certificate of Achievement requirements plus 16 additional general education units as follows: at least one course each in Humanities, Social Sciences, Math and/or Science, and English. Completion of these courses with a C or better must be verified by official transcripts. The Administration Specialization (CHDV 112A and CHDV 112B) does not meet the State of California Child Development Permit requirements or the "Teacher" permit.

Requirements for the Master Teacher Child Development Permit*:
Completion of the Certificate of Achievement requirements plus 16 additional general education units as follows: at least one course each in Humanities, Social sciences, Math and/or Science, and English; a minimum (6 unit) specialization option, and CHDV 119, Child Development Mentor Teacher Practices. Completion of these courses with a C or better must be verified by official transcripts. The Administration Specialization (CHDV 112A and CHDV 112B) does not meet the State of California Child Development Permit requirements or the "Master Teacher" permit.

Requirements for the Site Supervisor Child Development Permit*:
Completion of the Certificate of Achievement requirements including A.A., CHDV 112A, Administrative Issues, CHDV 112B, Advanced Administrative Issues and CHDV 119, Child Development Mentor Teacher Practices. Completion of these courses with a C or better must be verified by official transcripts.

*Permits are issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

*Depending on initial placement, students may be required to take additional English and ESL courses.

As noted in the Certificate of Achievement, students must take 6 units from the listed electives OR select a specialization from the following options:

Specialization Options:

Infant/Toddler (6 units)

CHDV 011, CHDV 128

Multicultural Awareness (6 units)
CHDV 017, Musc 131

Language/Literacy (6 units)
CHDV 118, Engl 059

School Age Children (6 units)
Educ 131, Educ 132

Children with Special Needs (8 units)
SET 100, SET 105, SET 122

Preschool Music Education (14 units)
Musc 030 or Musc 130; Musc 131; Musc 134; Musc 135; Danc 025 or Kint 027C

Administration (6 units)
CHDV 112A, CHDV 112B
This option does not qualify for the State of California Development Permit for "Teacher" and "Master Teacher", but does qualify for the Pasadena City College Certificate of Achievement.

Effective academic year: 2008-2009

Required Units in the Major:    37-45

Required Courses
  Semester I (10 units)
CHDV 010 - PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 100 - READING AND WRITING SKILLS (4.0 units)
  OR
  ESL 033B - ESL READING AND WRITING - LEVEL 5 (4.0 units)
  OR
  ENGL 001A - READING AND COMPOSITION (4.0 units)
  &
  PSYC 021 - DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD (3.0 units)
  OR
  PSYC 121 - PSYCHOLOGY OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (7 units)
CHDV 013A - PRACTICUM IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT (4.0 units)
  CHDV 020 - INTRODUCTION TO CURRICULUM PLANNING (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (7 units)
CHDV 013B - CHILD DEVELOPMENT FIELD PRACTICE (4.0 units)
  CHDV 015 - PRINCIPLES OF HOME, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (7 units)
CHDV 013C - CHILD DEVELOPMENT FIELD PRACTICE (4.0 units)
  CHDV 016 - HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (6 Units)
6 units from the electives lis
  ART 006 - ART MEDIA FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 011 - PRINCIPLES OF INFANT AND TODDLER DEVELOPMENT (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024A - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-HEALTH AND SAFETY (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024B - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-CURRICULUM (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024C - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENHT - THE YOUNG CHILD (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024D - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-WORKING WITH PARENTS (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024E - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-MULTICULTURAL ISSUES (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024F - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-DISCIPLINE (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024G - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-ENVIRONMENT (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 024H - SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT-ADMINISTRATION (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 017 - TEACHING CHILDREN IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 196 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT LABORATORY (1.0 units)
  &
  EDUC 030 - TEACHING AS A PROFESSION (3.0 units)
  &
  EDUC 132 - CURRICULUM FOR SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 030 - MUSIC FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 130 - MUSIC EDUCATION FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  KINT 027C - EARLY CHILDHOOD PHYSICAL EDUCATION (2.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 118 - LANGUAGE ARTS AND LITERACY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  CHDV 128 - AT-RISK INFANTS AND TODDLERS (3.0 units)
  &
  SET 100 - INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH EXCEPTIONAL NEEDS (3.0 units)
  &
  SET 105 - BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 131 - MULTICULTURAL MUSIC MATERIALS FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (3.0 units)
  &
  MUSC 135 - CURRICULUM APPLICATIONS OF MUSIC IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUC. (3.0 units)
  &
  ENGL 059 - CHILDREN'S LITERATURE (3.0 units)
  &
  DANC 025 - MOVEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT (2.0 units)

Recommended Electives

None