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ECE: Teacher Certificate of Achievement


Early Childhood Education (ECE) is the study of child development and developmentally appropriate practices for young children. Students completing the Teacher Certificate will be prepared for positions such as teachers in private preschool programs, instructional assistants in public schools, and associate teachers in a Head Start or teacher in a State Preschool Program.  
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
ECE 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching 3
ECE 10 Child Growth & Development 3
ECE 12 Child, Family & Community 3
ECE 31 Child Abuse and Neglect 3
ECE 40 Introduction To Curriculum 3
ECE 44 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3
ECE 45 Teaching In A Diverse Society 3
ECE 46B Observation and Assessment 3
ECE 47A Practicum In Early Childhood Education 3
ENG 1A Composition 4
Required Core Subtotal 31
General Education Courses:  12 units from the following areas: Social Science, Humanities, Math or Science
  Required Core Subtotal 31
  General Education Subtotal 12
Note: State of California also requires 175 days of experience working in a child care program to apply for a Teacher Permit.