Permit Options

Child Development Assistant Permit


The Child Development Assistant Permit authorizes the holder 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.

Child development assistant candidates must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Assistant permit coursework (6 units)

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

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

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Child Development Associate Teacher Permit


The Child Development Associate Teacher Permit authorizes the holder 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, the holder must complete at least 15 semester units toward the child development teacher permit. By the end of the ten-year period, the holder must meet the requirements for the child development teacher permit.

Associate teacher candidates must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Associate teacher permit coursework (12 units)

LEDU 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)

Experience Requirement: Completion of 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.

Adding school-age emphasis authorization to the associate teacher permit:

In order to add the school-age emphasis authorization to the associate teacher permit, candidates must take 3 units of approved school-age coursework.

See home page or catalog for course descriptions and details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.

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Child Development Teacher Permit


The Child Development Teacher Permit authorizes the holder 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.

Child development teacher candidates must complete the following early childhood coursework:

Teacher permit coursework (15 units)

LEDU 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.

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.

Candidates who successfully complete 16 weeks of full-time student teaching pre-K through grade 3 may use these hours to fulfill the 175 day requirement.

General Education Requirement: Must complete 16 semester units 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.

Adding school-age emphasis authorization to the teacher permit:

In order to add the school-age emphasis authorization to the teacher permit, candidates are required to have a12 semester units of school-age coursework, three of which will be met by LEDU 335. Therefore, an additional 9 units must be taken from the approved school age coursework.

See home page or catalog for course descriptions and details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.

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Child Development Master Teacher Permit


The Child Development Master Teacher Permit authorizes the holder 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 who holds a child development permit. The permit also authorizes the holder 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.

The School of Education has been approved to recommend candidates for the master teacher permit under option two of the CTC permit options. Master teacher candidates must complete the following requirements:

Master teacher permit coursework (15 units)

LEDU 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)*
*Can be met by LEDU 440 & 442: Elementary Student Teaching (pre-k through grade three classroom).

Degree Requirement: Complete a baccalaureate degree or higher.

Adding a school-age emphasis authorization to the master teacher permit:

In order to add the school-age emphasis authorization to the master teacher permit, candidates are required to have 6 semester units of school-age coursework. Three units of school-age coursework three of which will be met by LEDU 335. Therefore, an additional 3 units must be taken from the approved school-age coursework.

See home page or catalog for course descriptions and details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.

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Child Development Site Supervisor Permit


The Child Development Site Supervisor Permit authorizes the holder 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. Site supervisor candidates must complete the following requirements:

Site supervisor permit coursework (15 units)

LEDU 335: Child Development: Birth through Adolescence (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 & 442: Elementary student teaching -- one placement in a kindergarten classroom.

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 to the site supervisor permit:

In order to add the school-age emphasis authorization to the site supervisor permit, candidates are required to have 6-semester units of school-age coursework. Three units of school-age coursework will be met by LEDU 335. Therefore, an additional 3 units must be taken from the approved school-age coursework.

See home page or catalog for course descriptions and details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.

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School-Age Emphasis Authorization


The School-Age Emphasis Authorization may be added to any level of the child development permit. This additional authorization allows the holder to provide services in the care, development, and instruction of children in before school, after school, and other school-age child care programs. Additional coursework is required for adding the school-age emphasis to child development permits:

School-age emphasis coursework

PEED 201: Elementary P.E. Methods and Activities (2 units)
ARTS 306: Elementary Art Workshop (3 units)
MUSC 310: Elementary Music Workshop (2 units)
LEDU 309: Elementary Math/Science Methods (2 units)
LEDU 336: Elementary Health Curriculum and Methods (1 unit)
LEDU 337: Elementary History-Social Science Curriculum and Methods (1 unit)
LEDU 380: Children's Literature (3 units)

Teacher preparation coursework

LEDU 301: Introduction to Teaching (3 units) – 25 fieldwork hours
LEDU 330: Psychological Foundations of Education (3 units)
LEDU 341: Methods of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students (3 units)
LEDU 420: Elementary Reading/Language Arts (3 units) – 35 fieldwork hours
LEDU 431 & 432: Elementary Curriculum (4 units) – 60 fieldwork hours
LEDU 440 & 442: Elementary Student Teaching (12 units) – 16 weeks full-time teaching

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. See home page or catalog for course descriptions and details. Note: Early childhood courses are subject to change.