Child Development Permits – Undergraduate
The School of Education offers an Early Childhood 12-credit concentration within the context of the Liberal Studies, Elementary Education major and the Liberal Studies, Multidisciplinary major. Upon completion of the required Early Childhood coursework, candidates will be eligible to apply for the California Child Development Assistant Permit and the Associate Teacher Permit with the option to add the School-Age Emphasis Authorization to either permit. Candidates completing the Early Childhood coursework will enjoy hands-on experience in several local infant, toddler, and elementary-age educational settings during their required fieldwork assignments. The School of Education is also approved to recommend candidates for the Child Development Teacher, Master Teacher and Site Supervisor permits through the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Applications for permits will be submitted to the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing with Biola University's formal recommendation. All Child Development Permits require that all coursework be passed with a grade of "B-" or higher. Requirements, including coursework, will vary according to the Child Development Permit desired. See an Advisor in the School of Education.
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|LEDU 301||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|LEDU 335||Child Development: Birth through Adolescence||3|
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|LEDU 356||Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|LEDU 357||School/Family/Community Partnerships in Early Childhood Urban Settings||3|
|LEDU 358||Classroom Management in Early Childhood Settings||3|
|LEDU 359||Observation and Assessment of Young Children||3|
|LEDU 360||Early Childhood Practicum||3|
The Child Development Permit Program leading to a Child Development Assistant Permit and the Associate Teacher Permit at Biola University is subject to change in response to new legislation and for accreditation/reporting purposes. Please see a credential analyst for current information on completing the requirements for these Permits.