Bakersfield College

Child Development Teacher

Certificate of Achievement

Gainful Employment Information

This course work meets the Child Development requirements for the Child Development Teacher Permit. Students may apply for the Permit at the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Office of Credentials, 661/636-4750 or 661/636-4751. Students must also meet the General Education requirement and Experience requirement in accordance with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement
Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Child Development Teacher Certificate of Achievement.

To Transfer Coursework
A minimum of 27 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Program Learning Outcomes 
Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • be able to articulate 12 units with California State University, Bakersfield.
  • acquire a teacher permit from the State of California Teacher Commission.
  • meet all requirements for the Associate in Science degree in the major.
  • be employable as a teacher in publicly funded or private child development programs.
  • will have pediatric CPR and First Aid certification.

Total Units: 27


Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
CHDV B21 Child Growth and Development: Birth Through Adolescence 3.0
CHDV B22 Observation and Assessment-Birth Through Adolescence 3.0
CHDV B32 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3.0
CHDV B36 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum 3.0
CHDV B40 Creative Art, Movement, and Music Activities for Young Children 3.0
CHDV B42 Child, Family and Community 3.0
CHDV B49 Child Health, Safety and Nutrition 3.0
CHDV B20 Principles and Practices 3.0
CHDV B41 Supervised Field Experience in Early Childhood Education 3.0

**The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They are taken from the most current catalog, and therefore may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights. Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.


Kern Community College District