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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Special Education Assistant Certificate of Achievement

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The child development program prepares students for careers in private or public programs serving infants, toddlers, preschoolers, children with special needs, or children in before and after school care. The transfer degree option prepares students to continue studies at a four-year institution and major in Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development, or Education. Students will acquire the ability to apply developmental theories in observing and assessing children in physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains and will develop skills needed for working effectively with families, co-workers, and community agencies. Students will also gain the ability to design, implement, and evaluate developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive curriculum. Program assessment will be conducted regularly through examinations, presentations, student self-assessment, portfolios, and tracking student employment and promotion in the teaching field.

For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/behavioralsocial/childhooded/index.asp.

Certificate of Achievement

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of all program requirements. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at El Camino College.

Total Units: 27

Note: Proof of a valid Pediatric CPR and First Aid Certification and immunizations may be required for employment.
Note: Courses may not be counted in more than one category.

The State Department of Social Services will qualify a person as a preschool teacher if the student has at least 12 units in Early Childhood Education. These units must include CDEV 103 , CDEV 104  and one course from CDEV 116 , CDEV 117 , CDEV 118  or CDEV 119 . Preschool directors must complete 9 additional units in Program Administration (CDEV 129 , CDEV 130 , and CDEV 131 ).

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