What is the Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate?
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Administration Certificate is designed for the individual seeking employment as a master teacher, administrator, supervisor or director of a preschool or childcare center.
The ECE Administration Certificate meets the master teacher/administrator preparation course work requirements for the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) Master Teacher, Site Supervisor and Program Director Child Development Permits (includes both Title 22 private facility and Title 5 public facility requirements).
What are the requirements to apply?
Professional-level English language proficiency is required in the following areas: listening and note-taking; reading comprehension and vocabulary; written expression and oral presentation. To review UCLA Extension's English Language Requirements, please check the English Language Proficiency information on the Academic Requirements webpage.
What requirements do I need to fulfill the ECE Administration Certificate?
The ECE Administration Certificate program consists of four mandatory core courses and two electives of your choice (total of 18 quarter units, or 12 semester units). The electives for the ECE Administration program should be different from the ones completed for the Lead Teacher Advanced Courses Certificate. A grade of C or better must be earned in all courses for a candidate to receive the certificate.
Once I receive my Early Childhood Education Certificate, am I qualified to be a master teacher, administrator, site supervisor or director of any Early Childhood School in California?
Upon completion of the total 27 quarter units from both the ECE Associate Teacher Certificate and the Lead Teacher Advanced Courses Certificate, or equivalent units, you may be qualified to become a master teacher, administrator, site supervisor or director at a private facility provided that you also complete additional requirements outlined by the California Commission on Teaching Credentials (CCTC) for Title 22 (private facility) and Title 5 Child Development Permits (public facility). Please visit the CCTC web site for information regarding permit requirements www.ctc.ca.gov.
What are the requirements to teach in Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers with a teacher-level permit and a baccalaureate are allowed to teach in TK under an emergency waiver for one year. They can continue teaching in TK after that if they are enrolled in a credential program, either Pk-3rd or Multiple Subjects. If they enroll in a Multiple Subjects' credential, they also need to get 24 semester units of ECE. Both our ECE Associate Teacher Certificate and our Lead Teacher Advance Courses Certificate combined offer the required 24 semester units (36 quarter units).
An ECE Director permit does not qualify for the waiver to teach in TK.
Can I transfer units from another institution to UCLA Extension's Certificate Program?
You can transfer up to 6 quarter units or 4 semester units from another institution only if the academic units were completed from an accredited school with a grade of B or better. In addition, courses must be completed within the past seven years, and comparable to courses offered by UCLA Extension.
If you have taken courses which you think might be applicable to our program at other institutions please contact us for more information.
Can I transfer UCLA Extension's units to other institutions?
It is up to the institution where you are planning to transfer your completed courses to determine acceptability of these units. Education courses classified under course numbers X 300 to X 399 are post-graduate, professional credit-bearing courses in the field of education. Major emphasis is on teaching methods and materials, curriculum, philosophical and sociological foundations of education and educational problems and laws.
How do I obtain a CCTC Child Development permit?
You must apply directly to the CCTC for a Child Development Permit. For further information on the application process and requirements for the various Child Development Permits, contact the CCTC toll-free at (888) 921-2682 or visit the CCTC website at www.ctc.ca.gov.
Does UCLA Education Extension provide a job placement or career counseling service for its Certificate holders?
UCLA Extension does not currently provide a job placement or career counseling service. Students are encouraged to seek out organizations that provide job listings, such as Southern California Association for the Education of Young Children (SCAEYC).