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Early Childhood Teacher Level 2

Certificate of Achievement

This certificate is intended to follow successful completion of the Early Childhood Teacher Level 1 certificate, including prerequisite courses CHST 001, 002 and 063. This certificate requires the successful completion of 6 required core courses and 6 units of electives for a total of 21 units. This certificate satisfies California Department of Education Title 5 child development coursework requirements for the Child Development Teacher permit. Possible career options are infant-toddler teacher, preschool teacher, pre-K teacher, and before and after school-age teacher.

Major Core Requirements (15 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHST005Diversity - Childhood & Culture 3 units
CHST 035 and CHST 035A must be taken together.

Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Field Experience in Early Childhood Education

3 units
2 units
CHST080Introduction to Curriculum3 units
CHST087Observation and Assessment3 units
CHST088AThe Outdoor Environment1 unit

Major Electives (not already completed from Level 1 certificate) (6 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHST053Contemporary Education in a Changing Society3 units
CHST058EC Language and Literacy Curriculum3 units
CHST059EC Music and Movement Curriculum3 units
CHST060Early Childhood STEM Curriculum3 units
CHST067EC Creative Arts Curriculum3 units
CHST070Infant-Toddler Development & Care3 units

Total Certificate Units: 21 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Apply ethical guidelines and advocacy skills to maintain standards of high quality care and education of young children.
  • Design developmentally appropriate curriculum and environments using child development theory, observations of children, and health and safety standards.
  • Meet the requirements to apply for and receive a Teacher permit from the California Department of Education Child Development Teacher Permit Matrix.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative partnerships with children, families, colleagues, and the community.
Last Updated 7/19/23