Teacher Education and Developmental Studies
For many college students, working in a career where individuals can make a positive impact on children’s development is an academic and professional goal. The Teacher Education and Developmental Studies (TEDS) Department 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. Our certificate and degree programs offer both practical foundation and on-site training for students interested in working with children from infancy to adolescence.
The study of development and education will help you learn to think with rigor, write with objectivity and precision, and create with intention and purpose. TEDS offers a transfer degree in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education, Child and Adolescent Development, 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.
The following are considered to be essential functions for progression, and completion of the TEDS programs. In compliance with the American Disability Act and California Community Care Licensing, students enrolled in TEDS programs must be, with reasonable accommodations, physically and mentally capable of performing the essential functions of the program in the classroom, during observations, and in their fieldwork setting. The essential functions listed are not intended as a complete listing, but a sample of the types of abilities, needed by the TEDS student, in order to meet the program objectives and requirements: Physical Demands - ability to lift 25 lbs or more, prolonged standing/walking, pushing, reaching, bending, kneeling, and crouching; Sensory Demands - ability to see clearly 25 feet or more and see 20 inches or less; Mental Demands - ability to function in busy environments, unpredictable situations, face occasional pressures and multiple requests from children and adults, and handle emergencies or crisis situations.
Students will also 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 may also be required to complete a DOJ fingerprint clearance process before they begin their OI or field experience courses.
Additionally, 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.
All California State Permit eligible coursework including the state-required General Education coursework must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) or above. For more information on permit requirements visit: www.childdevelopment.org.
Please contact a TEDS faculty member or go to msjc.edu/TEDS for a copy of the TEDS Handbook with additional details about our program's requirements and recommendations that will support your student success.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
|CDE-119||Infant and Toddler Growth and Development||3|
|CDE-120||Infant and Toddler Education and Care||3|
|CDE-126||Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs I||3|
|CDE-128||Administration and Supervision of Early Childhood Education Programs II||3|
|or CDE-131H||Honors Children's Literature|
|CDE-299||Special Projects: Child Development and Education||0.5-3|
|CDE-593||Art for the Young Child (formerly CDE-093)||3|
|CDE-595||Science and Math in Early Childhood (formerly CDE-095)||3|
|or ED-132H||Honors Adolescent Literature|
|ED-135||Introduction to Education||3|
|ED-136||Child Growth and Development During the School Years||3|
|ED-597||Curriculum and Program Planning for School-Age Child Care (formerly ED-097)||3|
Child Development Permit
The State of California Teacher Permits have additional requirements over and above the requirements for the TEDs Certificates. Please see a TEDS faculty member or the CDE Credentialing website at https://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/req-child-dev/ for additional information.
- Develop and effectively communicate a philosophy of education based on research and developmental theories that demonstrate a commitment to developmentally appropriate and responsive practice.
- Become permit and/or transfer eligible and thus prepared to enter the workforce.
- Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning including personal and professional development and responsibility.
- Demonstrate an understanding of and advocate for the diverse needs of children and families within the context of a rapidly changing and highly diverse society.
- Demonstrate professionalism based upon the NAEYC Code of Ethics.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Preschool Teacher (A)||$33,061||6,584|
|Elementary Education Teacher (B)||$77,809||13,022|
|Early Childhood Education Administrator (A)||$47,449||787|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)