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Early Childhood Education Teacher (Basic)

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Our programs in Early Childhood Education are dedicated to professional excellence, and both the Basic and Advanced Core Programs meet academic requirements for Title 5 and Title 22 regulations for Professional Growth Activities and apply toward Child Development Permits. The curriculum, developed in cooperation with UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, is designed to meet the needs of both supervisors and teachers and offers a stimulating blend of practical methodology and current research.

Highly respected, creative, and dynamic instructors present courses to a diverse student body throughout the greater Los Angeles community at convenient times and locations. Our online courses attract a national and internation audience. Students may elect to specialize in a specific area of study by choosing from a wide variety of elective courses. Personal academic counseling is available.

UCLA Extension Education Department is pleased to announce that Early Childhood Basic Core Required Course listed as X 100 to 199 series are transferrable for academic credit toward the bachelor’s degree at all campuses of the University of California (UC) and can be applied for unit, subject and grade toward a bachelor’s degree at any campus of the California State University system (CSU).

Courses in the X 300 to X 399 series provide credit that may lead to advanced standing in baccalaureate degree and teacher credentialing programs and are credit-bearing courses in the field of Education.

For candidates enrolled in the Basic Core Certificate and who have already completed core courses with X 300 numbers, these courses are honored toward completion of the certificate program. Courses must have been completed within 5 years to qualify towards certificate requirements, unless you receive special approval.

The following is a table of the academic calendar for 2017.

Dates of Enrollment
Class Dates Open for Enrollment Early Enrollment Deadline Date
Winter 2017 January 9–April 2 November 7 Varies by class*
Spring 2017 April 3–June 25 February 6 Varies by class*
Summer 2017 June 26–September 17 May 1 Varies by class*
Fall 2017 September 25–December 17 July 31 Varies by class*

*Early registration deadline is 30 days before the class begins.

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