Certificate Information

Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work and/or teach with a specialization in an early childhood education or early learning program, such as a preschool or child care setting.

 A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Exceed the Title 22 requirements for Teacher level employment in private sector programs
  • Meet Title 5 requirements for Teacher level employment in funded programs when adding 16 specified units of General Education
  • Design, implement and evaluate environments that support positive developmental play and learning
  • Design, implement and evaluate activities that support positive developmental plan and learning outcomes for young children
What opportunities might it lead to:

The Master Teacher Certificate qualifies students to teach and supervise other child development teachers and staff. Further education and work experience can lead toward additional career opportunities.