The Human Development and Family degree program provides students with the necessary education for work in child development programs at various levels; teacher assistant, associate teacher, teacher, master teacher, site supervisor and director. It also includes instruction in infant care, preschool, school-age care, children’s advocacy and child care resource and referral agencies. Students develop skills important to employment as instructional assistants in kindergarten and primary grade classrooms in public schools. Course work prepares students who wish to go into family and social services, as well as work with the elderly.
Specific courses in the human development area afford students the opportunity to enhance their quality of life and to meet general education requirements through courses in lifespan development, marriage, management, family, parenting and diversity.
The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing grants permits to those preparing to teach children in early childhood education programs and in after-school child care programs. These permits, known as Child Development Permits, authorize service in state funded child care and development programs. The course work provided by the Sierra College Human Development and Family Department is approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing as meeting the requirements for the California Child Development Permits. Specific Permit requirements are listed after the information on the Early Childhood Skills Certificate/Certificate of Achievement/Associate Degrees offered at Sierra College.
Students should be aware of the different levels of the Permit and are recommended to counsel with a full time Human Development & Family faculty member to discuss how to obtain a Permit at one of the various levels through their course work. Upon completion of the A.A./A.S. degree, a student will possess the course work required to work as a teacher in private and public preschool, as well as child care and development programs.
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree (AS-T) provides a clearly articulated curricular track to complete a bachelor’s degree in Early Development, Care and Education (EDCE) for students who wish to transfer to CSU Sacramento. Completion of this degree involves a cohort of Sierra College students who meet for classes in Placer County as part of a partnership with CSUS. The cohort structure provides for additional student support, while the format better meets the needs of working adults. The degree provides a curricular track for students planning to transfer to other CSU campuses with the following bachelor’s degrees: Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development and Education.
The required courses are part of the CA Curriculum Alignment Project, Lower Division 8 coursework and expose students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for future personal, academic, or career paths. Students will be able to identify and evaluate factors that influence children’s development; analyze early childhood programs for developmentally appropriate practices and program effectiveness; and exhibit professionalism within the field of Early Childhood Education by demonstrating skills relevant to the field.
Additionally, this degree is designed to facilitate students’ successful transfer to CSU campuses that prepare them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs, as well as a variety of careers such as teaching, Child Development Specialist, Program Directors and Child Life Specialists. With a BA in ECE/Child Development, students are eligible for the Master Teacher and Site Supervisor levels of the CA Child Development Permit, using the Alternative Qualifications category.
Students completing the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree and meeting the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Upon transfer, students will be required to complete no more than 60 units to earn a bachelor’s degree.
To earn the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, including:
It is highly recommended that, prior to transferring, students complete courses that satisfy the CSU United States History, Constitution and American Ideals graduation requirement. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
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Contact Lori Capaul, Faculty Coordinator for the Child Development Training Consortium grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660-7872 or at Rocklin campus office, F13.
If you’re looking to get an Associate Teacher Skills Certificate, we’ve got you covered. Along with this skills certificate, we recommend that you meet with an advisor or full-time faculty member in the Human Development & Family Department to learn how to obtain a Permit through the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This level of course work will authorize you to work as a teacher in both state-funded childcare programs as well as in Title 22, State Department of Health and Human Services programs.
|Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)||Preschool Teachers
Child Care Workers
|Semester Units Required||41.5|
|Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)**||24|
|Estimated Total Fees||$2005|
|Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies||$3,279|
|Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total||$13,648|
|Students Completing the Program 2009-10*||21|
|On-Time Completion Count*||4|
|On-Time Completion Rate (%)*||19%|
|Median Loan Amount*||0|
|* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
If you’re looking for a permit to get started on your teaching career, our Child Development Permit--Teacher program is here for you. A Child Development Teacher Permit will authorize you to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a childcare and development program. You will be able to supervise an Aide, Assistant Permit or Associate Teacher permit holder.
Child Development Permit, http://www.ctc.ca.gov/ Pass rate data is not available.
Do you like working with children? There’s always plenty of room for teachers who are prepared to help children achieve early on. This is the basic degree to start with if you are serious about a lifelong career in teaching. You will learn all the necessary elements for the field, from development to health and safety.
If you are looking for a higher position in Early Childhood Education, our Master Teacher degree program is the place for you. You will learn all of the basic requirements of the field, plus have the option of six areas of specialization. Whether you want to work with infants and toddlers or teach music fundamentals, we are ready to teach you how to teach.
A Child Development Master Teacher Permit will allow you to provide service in the care, development and instruction of children in a childcare and development program and supervise all of the above. As a Master Teacher, you will coordinate curriculum and staff development in a childcare and development program, to ensure that your students get the most out of your teaching.
A Child Development Site Supervisor supervises a childcare and development program operating at a single site. If you are the sort who wants to see children succeed early on, this is the career for you, and our degree program can get you there.
Similar to the Early Child Education—Sire Supervisor AA/AS degree, with this permit, you will be able to instruct the children under your care and give them the best advantage possible. Get qualified to help children get off to a good start in life using excellent teaching and development.