Bakersfield College

Child Development

Child Development Teacher

Certificate of Achievement

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.

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.
  • have pediatric CPR and First Aid certification

Total Units: 27


Required Courses

Course # Name 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
Kern Community College District