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Career Outlook Child Development, AS

Business Division
Degree S1315

This program provides a theoretical framework and practical experience developing skills necessary to work directly in preschool classrooms. Graduates can be employed at the teacher or master teacher level. The program develops students’ skills and abilities in observation and assessing, planning and executing activities, and classroom management based on developmentally appropriate practices. Degree requirements exceed the identified eight (8) courses for transfer by requiring additional practical experience and curriculum courses.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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    • Education Administrators for Preschool and Childcare Programs

      Education Administrators for Preschool and Childcare Programs

      SOC Career Code: 11-9031.00

      Plan, direct, or coordinate academic or nonacademic activities of preschools or childcare centers and programs, including before- and after-school care.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $45.35

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
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      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $48,985.57
      Annual Job Openings
      600

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Preschool Teachers

      Preschool Teachers

      SOC Career Code: 25-2011.00

      Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $28.32

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $35,871.26
      Annual Job Openings
      6,342

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages

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  • Child Development, AS

    Business Division
    Degree S1315

    This program provides a theoretical framework and practical experience developing skills necessary to work directly in preschool classrooms. Graduates can be employed at the teacher or master teacher level. The program develops students’ skills and abilities in observation and assessing, planning and executing activities, and classroom management based on developmentally appropriate practices. Degree requirements exceed the identified eight (8) courses for transfer by requiring additional practical experience and curriculum courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 23
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 23
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 12
    CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
    CHLD 68Introduction to Children With Special Needs 23
    CHLD 69Early Childhood Development Field Work Seminar2
    CHLD 91Early Childhood Development Field Work 11
    CHLD 84Guidance and Discipline in Child Development Settings3
    Choose one of the following sequences:3
    CHLD 67
    Early Childhood Education Practicum 1
    CHLD 67L
    Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1
    OR
    CHLD 86
    Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar
    CHLD 87
    Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
    Total Units30

    Note: These courses are acceptable for the Child Development requirements leading to the Child Development Permit.

  • Early Childhood Education, AS-T

    Business Division
    Degree S0401
    The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer requires students to critically analyze child development theory, developmentally appropriate approaches, and instructional strategies that positively influence children’s learning and development. Students explore the importance of developmental domains and use their knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful curriculum and environments that promote comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for children. Child observation, documentation, and assessment are explored as essential practices in order to develop effective curriculum and interventions. The California Title 22 regulations, standards, and policies required for early care and education programs are examined. Ethical guidelines, professional practices, and advocacy are assessed to inform future practitioners of standards in the early childhood profession.

    The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree qualifies students for transfer to a California State University (CSU) to complete a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or related majors. To earn an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU including only CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 24 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements. . A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    CHLD 1Child, Family, School and Community3
    CHLD 5Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs3
    CHLD 6Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 23
    CHLD 11Child and Adolescent Development 23
    CHLD 50Teaching in a Diverse Society3
    CHLD 64Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children3
    CHLD 66Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 12
    CHLD 66LEarly Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 11
    CHLD 67Early Childhood Education Practicum 12
    CHLD 67LEarly Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 11
    or
    CHLD 86Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar2
    CHLD 87Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 11
    Total Units for Major24
    CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 339-42
    Total Units60

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