Teacher Education and Developmental Studies (formerly Child Development and Education)

children painting in the MSJC child develoment center

San Jacinto Campus
(951) 487-MSJC (6752)
1-800-452-3335
Lorraine Slattery (951) 487-3615
lslattery@msjc.edu

Menifee Valley Campus
(951) 672-MSJC (6752)
1-800-452-3335
Michelle Harper (951) 639-5616
mharper@msjc.edu​

Degree(s)

Transfer:

A.A.-T in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

A.S.-T in Early Childhood for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)

See Also:
A.A. in Liberal Arts - Social & Behavioral Science Emphasis

Non-Transfer:

A.S. in Child Development and Education
(with General Education Requirements Option A)
A.S. in Early Intervention and Inclusion
(with General Education Requirements Option A)

Certificate(s)

Certificate in Child Development and Education 
Certificate in Early Intervention and Inclusion 
Certificate in Teacher 
Low-Unit Certificate in Associate Teacher 
Low-Unit Certificate in California Preschool Foundations and Framework 
Low-Unit Certificate in Infant Toddler Teacher 

Employment Concentration Certificate(s)

None

Program Description

The Teacher Education and Developmental Studies Department (TEDS) is committed to being a leader and partner in preparing our community of diverse learners to become competent, caring, and reflective educators and professionals who will advocate for and empower children and families in the 21st century.

Teacher Education and Developmental Studies is the study of the physical, psychosocial and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. In addition to our theoretical principles, our curriculum offers practical skills and on-site training that will prepare students for employment in early childhood centers and intervention programs. TEDS programs provides students the essential lower division coursework to endeavor upper division coursework in pursuit of employment in a K-12 institution, social work, parent education, mental health, speech pathology, psychology, and child advocacy.

TEDS offers a transfer degree in Early Childhood Education, a transfer degree in Child and Adolescent Development, a non-transfer degree and Certificate in Child Development and Education and a non-transfer degree in Early Intervention and Inclusion. TEDS also offers certificates aligned with the California Child Development Permit Matrix and California Preschool Learning Foundations and Framework.

Information regarding any of the above awards is available from the TEDS Department. You can also find information on the California Teaching Permit at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/req-child-dev

All coursework within the Teacher Education and Developmental Studies Department must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or better. Please be advised, if working towards a California Teaching Permit, the state required General Education coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or above as well. For more information on permit requirements visit: https://www.ctc. ca.gov/credentials/faq/faq-child-dev

As part of course requirements, students should be aware that any criminal charge(s) on their record may prevent them from completing certain courses, obtaining their certificate or degree and becoming employed in any occupation involving children. Students may be required to complete a DOJ fingerprint clearance process before they begin their OI or field experience courses. Students who have questions about this or wish to begin the clearance process should meet with a full time faculty member as soon as possible.

Students will be required to provide documentation of influenza shot (TDap), pertussis and measles immunization, as well as TB clearance to as required by SB792 in order to complete certain courses. Students who have questions about these requirements should meeting with a full time faculty member as soon as possible.

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