ECE: Teacher Certificate of Achievement

and preparation for State Permit

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.  

Required CoursesUnits
ECE 001Principles & Practices of Teaching3
ECE 010Child Growth & Development3
ECE 012Child, Family & Community3
ECE 031Child Maltreatment, Intervention, & Prevention3
ECE 040Introduction to Curriculum3
ECE 044Health, Safety & Nutrition3
ECE 045Teaching in a Diverse Society3
ECE 046BObservation and Assessment3
ECE 047APracticum in Early Childhood Education3
ENG 001AComposition4
Required Subtotal31
COD General Education Subtotal (12 units from the following areas: Social Sciences, Humanities, Math or Science)12

Note: State of California also requires 175 days of experience working in a child care program to apply for a Teacher Permit.