Master Teacher


The Master Teacher Certificate is designed to prepare students to supervise, mentor and assist other teachers and aides in a preschool or child care and education setting. The Master Teacher Certificate requires 37 CD units which includes six specialization units and 4 units of CD Practicum/ Field Work experience with children preschool-12 years of age plus a minimum of 16 general education units. General Education units need to come from the each of the following categories and meet Valley College GE requirements: English, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Math or Science.

This Certificate meets the course and unit requirement for the Master Teacher Permit through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please note that students must also meet the experience requirement of 350 days of 3+ hours per day within 4 years.

Required Courses: Units
CD105 Child Growth and Development 3
CD105H Child Growth and Development-Honors 3
CD111 Observation and Assessment in Child Development 3
CD113 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CD114 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CD115 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CD126 Child, Family, and the Community 3
CD127 Guidance of Children 3
CD138 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CD270 The Mentor Teacher / Adult Supervision 3
Child Development Specialization: Units
Creative Curriculum Specialization 0
CD130 Creative Music and Movement for Children 3
CD136 Creative Art Experiences for Children 3
Literacy Specialization 0
CD068 Early Literacy for Young Children 3
CD134 Language, Listening and Literature for Children 3
School-Age Specialization 0
CD060 Understanding School-Age Children 3
CD061 Activities for School-Age Children 3
Infant/ Toddler Specialization 0
CD185 Infant/Toddler Growth and Development 3
CD186 Infant and Toddler Curriculum 3
Special Needs Specialization 0
CD244 Children with Special Needs 3
CD245 Early Intervention and Inclusion 3
Experience Working With Children: Units
CD205 Child Development Practicum / Field Experience 4
CD210 Infant and Toddler Practicum 4
Major Total: 37 Units
The following courses are recommended by the Child Development Department to meet the GE requirements: Units
Communication: ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H (4 units) 4
Humanities: ASL 109, ART 103 or MUS 100 (3 units) 0
Social and Behavioral Sciences: SOC 100 or SOC 100H, SOC 130, or PSYCH 100 or PSYCH 100H (3 units) 3
Natural Science or Math: BIOL 100 or MATH 095 and higher (3-4 units) 3 - 4
GE Elective Courses (2-3 units) 2 - 3
Minimum GE Units Required: 16 0
Total Units 53
PID 449
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