Child and Family Studies-Master Teacher Specialization: Local Certificate

Four (4) Specialization Certificates are offered to meet the specialization requirement for the Master Teacher Permit. Four (4) Specialization Certificates are offered to meet the specialization requirement for the Master Teacher Permit. Students choose one (1) of the four (4), six unit course combinations:

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. ​Infant-Toddler Specialization:  Ability to articulate the main developmental needs of infants and toddlers, and identify appropriate curriculum and environmental aspects.
  2. Creativity Specialization: Ability to articulate developmental appropriate creative experiences for children to learn about differences in people.
  3. Diversity Specialization: Ability to identify classroom techniques that create environments for children to learn about differences in people.
  4. Working with Families Specialization: Ability to articulate key aspects of parenting and how teachers can support families.
Certificate Requirements 
Infant and Toddler 
Required Courses (6 units)
CFS-150Infant/Toddler Development & Education3
CFS-151Care and Education for Infants and Toddlers3
Total Units6
Creativity
Required Courses (6 units)
CFS-130The Creative Process in Young Children3
CFS-170Studying the Reggio Emilia Approach3
Total Units6
Diversity
Required Courses (6 units)
CFS-180The Anthropology of Childhood3
CFS-184Teaching Children in a Diverse Society3
Total Units6
Working with Families
Required Courses (6 units)
CFS-160Parenting3
CFS-161Working With Families3
Total Units6