Early Childhood Certificate Program
The Early Childhood Certificate Program is a one-year program designed for:
Credentialed 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.
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 for the program is $2500 for applicants who are not LVUSD or partner district employees or LVUSD Center for Educational Excellence Program Alumni. Tuition is all inclusive of books and materials. Additionally, there is a $600 transcription fee collected by the University of California, at Santa Barbara.
Please click the link below for the Program Application. Applications are accepted on a rolling admission schedule with cohorts starting in August and January.