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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 international 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
Winter 2018 January 8– March 23 November 6
Spring 2018 March 28–June 15 February 5
Summer 2018 June 25–September 14 April 30
Fall 2017 September 25–December 17 open

*Early registration deadline is 30 days before the class begins. Use Code EARLY for a 10% discount.

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ELECTIVES OFFERED 2017-18 (Subject to Change)
Summer 2017 Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
EDUC X 312.11 Building Self-Esteem in Young Children EDUC X 312.42 Techniques for Behavior Change in Young Children EDUC X 321.31 Exploring Ideas from Reggio Emilia in American Context EDUC X 312.42 Techniques for Behavior Change in Young Children
EDUC X 321.6 Postive Discipline Strategies for Young Children EDUC X 321.71 Infant and Toddler Development and Care EDUC X 321.59 Health, Nutrition and Safety in Early Childhood EDUC X 321.44 Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
EDUC X 321.61 Including Children with Special Needs in Typical Child, Care, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs EDUC X 440.2 ECE Educator Liability Fundamentals EDUC X 321.68 Speech and Language Development in Young Children EDUC X 321.74 Developing and Infant and Toddler Child Care Program
EDUC X 321.59 Health, Nutrition, and Safety in Early Childhood (on-ground) EDUC X 321.31 Exploring Ideas from Reggio Emilia in American Context – WH Location EDUC X 321.6 Postive Discipline Strategies for Young Children
EDUC X 321.41 Science and Math in Early Childhood Education EDUC X 321.44 Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education EDUC X 321.71 Infant and Toddler Development and Care

 


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