Child Development and Educational Studies Department

Degrees and Certificates

Child Development and Educational Studies Associate in Arts Degree

CDES 120 F Child Development
CDES 122 F Principles of Early Childhood Education
CDES 125 F Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development
CDES 201 F Child in the Home and Community
CDES 204 F Introduction to Special Education
CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar
CDES 238 F Reggio and Constructivism in Early Childhood

Required Courses (21 units)

Elementary Teacher Education Associate in Arts for Transfer

Required Courses (49 Units)

CDES 261AF Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching and CDES 261BF Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching: Observation

ESC 101 F Earth Science Survey and ESC 101L F Earth Science Survey Lab

SPCH 100 F Public Speaking

ENGL 100 F College Writing

CHEM 101 F Introduction to Chemistry and PHYS 130 F Elementary Physics

BIOL 101 F General Biology

MATH 203 F Mathematics for Future Elementary Teachers

HIST 112 F World Civilizations I

ENGL 102 F Introduction to Literature or ENGL 102HF Honors Introduction to Literature

GEOG 100 F Global Geography or GEOG 100HF Honors Global Geography

POSC 100 F American Government or POSC 100HF Honors American Government

HIST 127 F Survey of American History or HIST 170 F History of the United States I

CDES 120 F Child Development

List A (3-4 Units)

Select one course from the following:

ENGL 103 F Critical Reasoning and Writing ENGL 104 F Critical Thinking and Writing about Literature

ENGL 201 F Intermediate College Writing

PHIL 172 F Critical Thinking/Writing

List B (3 Units)

Select one course from the following:

ART 110 F Introduction to Art

DANC 100 F Dance Appreciation

MUS 116 F Music Appreciation

THEA 100 F Introduction to the Theatre

Total 55-56 Units

Certificates


Early Childhood Education Administration

Required Courses (27 Units)

CDES 204 F Introduction to Special Education

CDES 205 F Creating Environments for Young Children

CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs

CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar

CDES 215 F Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children

CDES 230 F Early Childhood Education Administration: Business Models and Practices

CDES 231 F Early Childhood Education Administration II

CDES 238 F Reggio and Constructivism in Early Childhood

CDES 240 F Mentoring and Leadership in Early Childhood Education

With this Certificate plus 350 days of 3+ hours per day (within the previous 4 years) including at least 100 days of supervising adults, the student will be qualified to apply for the Title V Child Development Permit at the Site Supervisor level.

Total Units 27

Early Childhood Education Teacher

Required Courses (27 Units)

CDES 115 F Introduction to Early Childhood Education Curriculum

CDES 120 F Child Development

CDES 122 F Principles of Early Childhood Education

CDES 125 F Observation and Assessment for Early Learning and Development

CDES 201 F Child in the Home and Community

CDES 204 F Introduction to Special Education

CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar

CDES 225 F Early Childhood Student Teaching Practicum

CDES 238 F Reggio and Constructivism in Early Childhood

A valid American Red Cross First Aid Card or equivalent must be on file.

Restricted Electives (3 Units)

CDES 116 F Art Education in Early Childhood

CDES 117 F Literacy and Language in Early Childhood

CDES 118 F Science and Math Education in Early Childhood

CDES 119 F Music Education in Early Childhood

CDES 121 F Introduction to Early Childhood Education: The Assistant Teacher

CDES 141 F Principles of Infant/Toddler Care and Education

CDES 200 F Adolescent Development

CDES 206 F Sensory Integration and Motor Planning for Children

CDES 207 F Principles and Techniques of Early Childhood Special Education with Field Experience

CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs

CDES 215 F Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children

Total Units 30

Infant/Toddler Caregiver

Required Courses (21 Units)

CDES 120 F Child Development

CDES 140 F Infant/Toddler Development and Observation

CDES 141 F Principles of Infant/Toddler Care and Education

CDES 201 F Child in the Home and Community

CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs

CDES 210 F Anti-Bias Perspective/Diversity Seminar

CDES 215 F Health, Safety, Food, and Nutrition for Children

Total Units 30

Special Education

Required Courses (6 Units)

CDES 120 F Child Development

CDES 204 F Introduction to Special Education

Restricted Electives (12 Units)

CDES 206 F Sensory Integration and Motor Planning for Children

CDES 207 F Principles and Techniques of Early Childhood Spec. Edu w/Field Exp

CDES 208 F Working with Families of Children with Special Needs

CDES 209 F The Role of the Para-Professional in Diverse Settings

CDES 211 F Classroom Practices for Diverse Learners

Total Units 18