CHILD DEVELOPMENT PERMIT
The California Child Development Permit is issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC). The permit is organized into different levels, each authorizing the holder to perform different levels of service in child development programs. Some information about the permit can be found on the Child Development Permit Matrix , and additional information is available from CTCC at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl797.pdf
Sonoma State University is authorized to process Child Development Permit applications at the Assistant Teacher, Associate Teacher, and Teacher levels for preschool programs.
Most permit levels require the holder to earn course units in three core areas: Child/Human Growth and Development; Child, Family, and Community; and Programs/Curriculum. Additional units in child development/early childhood education, as well as experience working in an early childhood program, may also be required.
The following courses satisfy CCTC requirement for coursework in each area. Please keep in mind that courses are not offered every year; careful planning is needed to complete coursework in an efficient and timely manner.
For more information contact the Early Childhood Education Advisor.
Child Growth and Development
PSY 302 Development of the Person (3)
PSY 410 Child Development (4)
EDEC 420 Child Development in the Family School and Community (3)
**EDEC 538 The Development of Language and Thinking, Infancy
through Middle Childhood (3)
**EDEC 532 Social-Moral Development in Childhood (3)
Child, Family, and Community
PSY 418 Psychology of the Family (3-4)
* EDEC 420 Child Development in the Family School and Community (3)
SOC 345 Family Systems (4)
AMCS 405 Ethnic Families in America (3-4)
Early Childhood Programs/Curriculum
EDEC 331 Child Study and Observation (4)
EDEC 437 Integrated Curriculum Preschool through Elementary School (4)
**EDEC 537 Authentic Assessment in Preschool and Primary Programs (3)
General Early Childhood Development
LING 430 Language Acquisition and Communicative Development (3)
PSY 411 Seminar: Behavioral and Emotional Problems of Children (3-4)
PSY 448 Cognitive Development (4)
EDSP 432 Designing Inclusive Environments in Early Childhood Education (4)
**EDEC 531 Play and its Role in Development and Learning (3)
*EDEC 420 can be used to satisfy either the child growth and development requirement or the child/family/community requirement, but not both. You must choose an additional course to satisfy both requirements.
** Courses at the 500 level are graduate courses and can only be taken by students with senior status and consent of the instructor.