Infant Toddler Teacher Low-Unit Certificate

The Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate coursework is designed to equip students with an overall social, emotional, cognitive, physical growth and development focused on infants and toddlers, up to age 3. Certificate coursework also includes overall best practice with infants and toddlers, quality environments, responsive care and appropriate curriculum development. The Infant Toddler Teacher Certificate coursework requires 15 core Child Development and Education units including 6 units focused on Infant and Toddler growth, development and care. This Infant Toddler Certificate meets California Title 5 education requirements for the Child Development Associate Teacher Permit for those working specifically with children ages birth to age 3. Additional work experience with young children (175 days of 3 hours per day within 4 years) is currently required to qualify for state permit. Applications can be obtained through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


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Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
CDE-110 Child Development 3
CDE-101 Principles of Early Childhood Education 3
CDE-125 Child, Family and Community 3
Spring Semester 1
CDE-119 Infant and Toddler Growth and Development 3
CDE-120 Infant and Toddler Education and Care 3
 Total Units15
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
CDE-101Principles of Early Childhood Education3
CDE-110Child Development3
or CDE-110H Honors Child Development
CDE-119Infant and Toddler Growth and Development3
CDE-120Infant and Toddler Education and Care3
CDE-125Child, Family and Community3
or CDE-125H Honors Child, Family and Community
Total Units15

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This program is designed to be completed in 8 months.  

This program will cost $690 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $ 0 of debt.   

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46
Nonresident Fees- Tuition: $318
Capital Outlay: $58
Parking Permits cost $90 a year or $45 a semester
RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester
SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester
Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester
Student Health Center Fee - $52 a year or $26 a semester
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