Child Development Teacher Permit Certificate

The program below is undergoing Program Discontinuance - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: B2722)

Designed to prepare students as preschool teachers and qualify for State Permit on the Teacher Permit level.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of the program students will be able to apply and identify major concepts of child development and demonstrate the skills necessary to guide young children in a classroom context.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

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
Select 3 units from Group 1 3
 Units12
Second Semester
CD 283 EMERGING LITERACY 3
CD 135
PRINCIPLES OF FAMILY DEVELOPMENT
or CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY
3
Select 3 units from Group 2 3
 Units9
Third Semester
CD 184 OBSERVATION AND DOCUMENTATION 3
Select one of the following:  
COLLEGE COMPOSITION: READING AND WRITING ANALYTICALLY  
SPANISH FOR BILINGUALS I  
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I  
ORAL COMMUNICATION  
Select 3 units from Group 1 3
Select 3 units from Group 2 3
 Units9
Fourth Semester
CD 282A CHILD DEVELOPMENT FIELD PRACTICUM 3
Select one of the following: 3
ENVIRONMENTAL BIOLOGY  
PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE  
STATISTICS FOR THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES  
COLLEGE ALGEBRA  
Select 3-6 units from Group 3 * 3-6
 Units9-12
 Total Units39-42
*

Or 3 units if SPAN 101 or SPAN 215 were completed

Group 1
CD 133MATH, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN3
CD 172CURRICULUM FOR INFANTS AND TODDLERS3
CD 173DEVELOPMENT OF INFANTS AND TODDLERS3
CD 175NUTRITION, HEALTH, AND SAFETY FOR CHILDREN3
CD 176MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN3
CD 177ALTERNATIVES TO VIOLENCE3
CD 275ART FOR CHILDREN3
CD 278WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH SPECIAL NEEDS3
CD 279EARLY EDUCATION SERVICE LEARNING IN A GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT3
Group 2
ART 101DESIGN I3
ART 104INTRODUCTION TO ART3
ENGL 270MULTICULTURAL LITERATURE3
MUS 105INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC3
MUS 195WORLD MUSIC3
Group 3
PSYC 101GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY3
SOC 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY3
HIST 104WESTERN CIVILIZATION I3
HIST/MAS 141MEXICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I3
PS 101INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE3

* (Eligible for Spanish Proficiency Certificate)