Master Teacher: Certificate of Achievement


The Master Teacher curriculum provides another level of training for those seeking a career in early care, education, and family relations. The Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement may be earned by students who satisfactorily complete the required courses listed below with a “C” or better in addition to the adult supervision course and specializations courses required for the Master Teacher Permit as outlined by the Child Development Matrix. (This link goes to the Taft College Catalog, an external website.)

Specialization units include any six units in a specific area of child development (e.g., infant development, special needs, school age care and development). See the Child Development Permit Matrix for Alternative Qualifications. [IMAGE Folder: Permit Matrix 9-07 SD (1) ]

Program Requirements

Master Teacher Certificate of Achievement course requirements link. Please note: This link and all links for courses, below, go to the Taft College Catalog, an external website. Plan to return to the Taft College website.

For PSYC 2003, ECEF 1501, ECEF 1531, ECEF 1590, and Electives, students may take the transferable or non-transferable version of the course

Required Courses

Course Number   Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 2003 Child Growth and Development 3.0
ECEF 1500 Introduction to Early Care and Education: Principles and Practices 3.0
ECEF 1501 Early Care, Education, and Family Studies Curriculum 3.0
ECEF 1521 Practicum Field Experience 3.0
ECEF 1531 The Child in Family/Community Relationships 3.0
ECEF 1571 Child Study and Assessment 3.0
ECEF 1590 Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3.0
ECEF 1601 Diversity in Early Care, Education and Family Studies 3.0
ECEF 2051 Adult Supervision: Mentoring in a Collaborative Learning Setting 3.0

Specialization Courses

Six units of specialization required from one of the following areas:

Combined Total Credit Hours: 33.0

To receive a Master Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing a student must also complete 350 days of 3+ hours of experience per day within four years. Students must also successfully complete 16 general education units, six specialization units, and two adult supervision units.

For More Information

     All links below go to external webpages on the Taft College Catalog website.