Teacher: Certificate of Achievement


The Teacher Certificate curriculum provides a foundation for future careers in early care and education. The Teacher Certificate of Achievement may be earned by students who satisfactorily complete 24 units of coursework listed below with a grade of “C” or better. Successful completion of the coursework and work experience meets the requirements of the Child Development Teacher Permit as outlined in the Child Development Matrix. (This link goes to the Taft College Catalog, an external website.) See the Child Development Permit Matrix for Alternative Qualifications. [IMAGE Folder: Permit Matrix 9-07 SD (1) ]

Program Requirements

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.

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
    Total Credit Hours: 24