Early Childhood Development

Basic Teacher Certificate

This program requires 25 units of work in ECD and will include those courses considered to be “core” as well as additional classes focusing on the principles of child development and hands-on application courses. The program also requires a supervised work experience class. Graduates with this certificate will be qualified as Teachers in Title 22 centers and preschools under Community Care Licensing guidelines. Permit holders need 16 additional units of General Education classes, In 4 specific disciplines to be at the Teacher level on the Child Development Permit. Students may choose one elective in this certificate depending on employment needs and future goals.

Basic Teacher Certificate

Courses Units
Associate Teacher Certificate 13
ECD 60 - Introduction to Young Children with Exceptional Needs 3
ECD 90 - Practicum - Supervised Experience 4
ECD 95/96 - Work Experience and Work Experience Seminar 2
And Choose 1 of the following:
ECD 40 - Social Emotional Foundations 3
ECD 54 - Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
ECD 69 - Child Study through Observation 3
ECD 79 - Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
Total Units Required 25


Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure
Use the link below to view Las Positas Community Colleges Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program.

Gainful Employment Disclosure: Basic Teacher Certificate

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