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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Care and Education Certificate

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(SIMS Code: 330911)

No new students are being admitted to this program. Contact the Department of Child and Family Development.

The certificate program in early care and education is designed to strengthen skills and competencies of students interested in careers in early care and education forming and fostering relationships- based interactions with young children ages 0-3 and their families. The certificate program is designed for individuals working on degrees in child development, health science, psychology, and social work. It also provides a self-improvement opportunity for individuals seeking employment working with infants and toddlers and their families.

There are two categories for admission to the certificate:

Category A: Matriculated SDSU students with upper division major status in child development. A maximum of 19 units of the 37 units required for the certificate may be counted towards the major in child development, if applicable.

Category B: Matriculated SDSU students in non-child development majors and non-matriculated SDSU students. Matriculated students from other majors who do not have the preparation for the major in child development will be required to complete the lower division prerequisites first and then the 37 upper division units required for the certificate. Non-matriculated students from the field who have completed the child development units to meet the requirements for teaching in the early childhood field (minimum 24 units in child development) can enroll through SDSU Global Campus for certificate classes and will not be required to complete the lower division prerequisites.

Required Courses

Courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better in addition to an internship of eight hours per week for two semesters (240 hours).

Courses in the certificate may not be counted toward the child development minor.

The certificate requires 37 units to include

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