Child Development Teacher

Associate in Arts
Career/Technical (Major Code: B2721)

Designed to prepare students to qualify as teachers of young children. A practicum component allows students to apply theoretical knowledge to student teaching experience.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of the program students will be able to support the cognitive, language, physical and socio-emotional development of young children, identifying and applying major concepts of child development.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CD 170 PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
CD 180 OBSERVATION AND GUIDANCE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
CD 181 CURRICULUM PLANNING FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
 Units9
Second Semester
CD 283 EMERGING LITERACY 3
CD 284
CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY
or PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
3
CD 133
MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
or ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE
or DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS
or MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
3
 Units9
Third Semester
CD 184 OBSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION 3
CD 275 ART FOR CHILDREN 3
CD 172
CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS
or WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
or EARLY EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT
3
 Units9
Fourth Semester
CD 282A CHILD DEVELOPMENT FIELD PRACTICUM 3
CD 175 NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN * 3
 Units6
 Total Units33
*

Students who successfully complete CD 175 - Nutrition, Health, and Safety for Children, will receive certification in Infant and Children, First Aid, and CPR.

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.

Note: After completion of this coursework, student will qualify for the teacher level of the State of Education’s permit (www.childdevelopment.org).