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Child Development Assistant Permit

The Child Development Assistant Permit authorizes you to care for and assist in the development and instruction of children in a child care and development program under the supervision of a CDP (child development permit) qualified associate teacher, teacher, master teacher, site supervisor, or program director.

The Child Development Assistant Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five-year periods upon completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

For this permit, you must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Assistant permit coursework (6 credits)

UndergraduateLEDU 335: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
LEDU 356: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)

See course catalog for complete details.
GraduateSEED 535: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SEED 556: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)

See course catalog for complete details.

Child Development Associate Teacher Permit

The Child Development Associate Teacher Permit authorizes you to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program and supervise a child development permit assistant, and an aide.

The Child Development Associate Teacher Permit is issued for five years and is renewable once, for a total of two issuances. To renew, you must complete at least 15 semester credits toward the child development teacher permit. By the end of the ten-year period, you must meet the requirements for the child development teacher permit.

For this permit, you must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Associate teacher permit coursework (12 credits)

UndergraduateLEDU 335: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
LEDU 356:
Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
LEDU 357:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
LEDU 359
: Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)

See the catalog for complete and details.
GraduateSEED 535: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SEED 556:
Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
SEED 557:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
SEED 559:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)

See the catalog for complete and details.

Experience Requirement: 

  • You are required to complete at least 50 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least 3 hours per day within the last two years. This experience must be verified by submitting an original letter from the employer on official letterhead. Fieldwork in coursework may be folded into the 50 days of required early childhood experience — a minimum of 3 hours per day.

Child Development Teacher Permit

The Child Development Teacher Permit authorizes you to provide service in the care, development, and instruction in a child care and development program, and supervise a child development permit holder, an associate teacher, a child development assistant, and an aide.

The Child Development Teacher Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five-year periods upon completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

For this permit, you must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Teacher permit coursework (24 credits)

UndergraduateLEDU 335: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
LEDU 356:
Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
LEDU 357:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
LEDU 358:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
LEDU 359:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
LEDU 360:
Early Childhood Practicum (3) — Only required if 175 days of experience is not met.

9 credits from approved school-age coursework.

See the catalog for complete details.
GraduateSEED 535: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)
SEED 556:
Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
SEED 557:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
SEED 558:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
SEED 559:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
SEED 579:
Early Childhood Practicum (3) — Only required if 175 days of experience is not met.

9 credits from approved school-age coursework.

See the catalog for complete details.

Experience Requirement: 

  • Completion of at least 175 days of experience in an instructional capacity in a child care and development program, working at least 3 hours per day within the last four years. This experience must be verified by submitting an original letter from the employer on official letterhead. Fieldwork in coursework may be folded into the 175 days of required early childhood experience — a minimum of 3 hours per day.

    After successfully completing SEED 512 and SEED 513 with one student teaching placement in kindergarten or LEDU 360/SEED 579: Early Childhood Practicum, you may use these hours to fulfill the 175 day requirement.

General Education Requirement: 

  • Must complete 16 semester credits in general education. One course of each in the following areas: humanities and/or fine arts, social sciences, math and/or science, and English and/or language arts.

Child Development Master Teacher Permit

The Child Development Master Teacher Permit authorizes you to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise a teacher, an associate teacher, an assistant, or an aide. The permit also authorizes you to serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development in a child care and development program.

The Child Development Master Teacher Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five-year periods upon completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

You must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Prerequisite Coursework (3 credits)

  • LEDU 335/SEED 535: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)

Master teacher permit coursework (15 credits)

UndergraduateLEDU 356: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
LEDU 357:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
LEDU 358:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
LEDU 359:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
LEDU 360:
Early Childhood Practicum (3) — Can be met by LEDU 440 and 442: Elementary Student Teaching with one placement in a kindergarten classroom.

See the catalog for complete details.
GraduateSEED 556: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
SEED 557:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
SEED 558:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
SEED 559:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
SEED 579:
Early Childhood Practicum 1 (3) — 
Can be met by SEED 512 and SEED 513: Elementary Student Teaching with one placement in a kindergarten classroom.

See the catalog for complete details.

Degree Requirement: 

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree or higher.

See the catalog for complete details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.

Child Development Site Supervisor Permit

The Child Development Site Supervisor Permit authorizes you to supervise a child care and development program operating at a single site; provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program; and serve as a coordinator of curriculum and staff development in a child care and development program.

The Child Development Site Supervisor Permit is issued for five years and is renewable for successive five-year periods upon completion of 105 hours of professional growth.

The School of Education has been approved to recommend for the site supervisor permit under options two and four of the CTC permit options. You must complete the following requirements:

Prerequisite Coursework (3 credits)

  • LEDU 335/SEED 535: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3)

Site supervisor permit coursework (15 credits)

UndergraduateLEDU 356: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
LEDU 357:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
LEDU 358:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
LEDU 359:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
LEDU 360:
Early Childhood Practicum (3) — Can be met by LEDU 440 and 442: Elementary Student Teaching — with one placement in a kindergarten classroom.

See the catalog for complete and details.
GraduateSEED 556: Early Childhood Curriculum (3)
SEED 557:
School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings (3)
SEED 558:
Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings (3)
SEED 559:
Observation and Assessment of Young Children (3)
SEED 579:
Early Childhood Practicum (3) — Can be met by SEED 512 and SEED 513: Elementary Student Teaching — with one placement in a kindergarten classroom.

See the catalog for complete and details.

Degree Requirement: 

  • Complete a baccalaureate degree or higher or possess a valid Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or a Single Subject Teaching Credential in home economics.

School-Age Emphasis Authorization

The School-Age Emphasis Authorization may be added to any level of the child development permits. This additional authorization allows you to provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in before school, after school, and other school-age child care programs. Six credits of coursework is required to add the School-Age Emphasis Authorization, three of which are met through LEDU 335 or SEED 535.

School-age Emphasis Coursework

School-Age Emphasis/Multiple Subject Course Competencies

UndergraduateKNES 201: Elementary P.E. Methods and Activities (2 credits)
ARTS 306:
Elementary Art Workshop (3 credits)
MUSC 310:
Elementary Music Workshop (2 credits)
LEDU 309:
Elementary Math/Science Methods (2 credits)
LEDU 335:
 Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3 credits)
LEDU 336:
Elementary Health Curriculum and Methods (1 credit)
LEDU 337:
Elementary History-Social Science Curriculum and Methods (1 credit)
LEDU 380:
Children's Literature (3 credits)

See the catalog for complete details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change, and some courses above may require prerequisites or acceptance to the teacher preparation program. Please meet with an advisor in the School of Education for details.
GraduateSEED 516: Elementary Physical Education Workshop (1 credit)
SEED 507:
Art Workshop for Elementary School Teaching (1 credit)
SEED 508:
Music Workshop for Elementary School Teaching (1 credit)
SEED 509:
Elementary Math/Science Methods (2 credits)
SEED 535:
Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (3 credits)
SEED 536:
Elementary Health Curriculum and Methods (1 credit)
SEED 537:
Elementary History-Social Science Curriculum and Methods (1 credit)
SEED 549:
Studies in Children’s Literature (1 credit)

See the catalog for complete details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change, and some courses above may require prerequisites or acceptance to the teacher preparation program. Please meet with an advisor in the School of Education for details.


Credential Coursework

UndergraduateLEDU 301: Introduction to Teaching (3 credits) — 25 fieldwork hours
LEDU 330:
Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)
LEDU 341:
Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits) — 10 fieldwork hours
LEDU 420:
Elementary Reading/Language Arts (3 credits) — 35 fieldwork hours
LEDU 434:
Elementary Curriculum, Differentiation and Assessment (3 credits) — 60 fieldwork hours
LEDU 440 & 442:
Elementary Student Teaching (12 credits) — 16 weeks full-time teaching

See the catalog for complete details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change, and some courses above may require prerequisites or acceptance to the teacher preparation program. Please meet with an advisor in the School of Education for details.
GraduateSEED 519: Foundations of Education (2 credits) — 25 fieldwork hours
SEED 526:
Psychological Foundations of Education (3 credits)
SEED 541:
Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students (3 credits) — 10 fieldwork hours
SEED 520:
Elementary Reading/Language Arts (3 credits) — 35 fieldwork hours
SEED 538:
Elementary Curriculum, Differentiation and Assessment (3 credits) — 60 fieldwork hours
SEED 512 & 513:
Elementary Student Teaching (6 & 6 credits) — 16 weeks full-time teaching

See the catalog for complete details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change, and some courses above may require prerequisites or acceptance to the teacher preparation program. Please meet with an advisor in the School of Education for details.



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