Early Childhood Permit Program

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The Early Childhood Teacher Certificate Program is a one-year program designed for: 

  • Aspiring school teachers who want to teach in a Transitional Kindergarten setting, OR

  • Existing permit holders who want to obtain their 105 units of Professional Growth hours required for five year renewal, OR

  • Aspiring preschool teachers. 

  

Program Goals

  • Develop a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students in an early childhood setting.

  • Identify best practices for developmentally-appropriate pedagogy and learning.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of legal requirements for students with disabilities. 

  • Provide field experiences that develop skills associated with effective teaching in early childhood settings.

Program Overview

Program Details

The Early Childhood Teacher Permit Program is a one-year program designed for: 

  • Aspiring school teachers who want to teach in a Transitional Kindergarten setting, OR

  • Existing permit holders who want to obtain their 105 units of Professional Growth hours required for five year renewal, OR

  • Aspiring preschool teachers. 

  

Program Goals:

  • Develop a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students in an early childhood setting.

  • Identify best practices for developmentally-appropriate pedagogy and learning.

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of legal requirements for students with disabilities. 

  • Provide field experiences that develop skills associated with effective teaching in early childhood settings.

Tuition

Tuition for the program is $2000 for all non-LVUSD employees or Center EdX Program Alumni. Tuition is all inclusive of books and materials. Additionally, there is a $90 per course transcription fee collected by the University of California, at Santa Barbara. 

Application Process

In the Spring of 2022 we will be accepting applications for Cohort 1, which is set to begin in the Summer of 2022. Please visit the links below to access our program calendar and application.

 

Completed application packets will be available soon!

Application packets must include:

  1. ECE Permit Program Application

  2. Official transcript for university coursework 

  3. A copy of your current California credential(s) (if applicable)