Site Supervisor Certificate and Associate of Science Degree
This certificate meets the coursework requirements for the Site Supervisor level of the California Child Development Permit and prepares students to be single site supervisors under Title 5 regulations or directors under title 22 regulations.
Additional work experience with young children (350 days of 3 hours per day within 4 years as well as 100 days supervising adults) is required to qualify for state permit. The Saddleback Certificate can be earned with coursework only.
Students are encouraged to apply for BOTH the college certificate and the state permit.
Complete all core courses, supervised field experience, including all prerequisite courses and specified general education courses to earn your certificate. A minimum grade of "C" in each course is required to receive the certificate.
Qualifies you for careers working directly or indirectly with children in related fields such as:
- Preschool & Pre-K program director
- Parent Co-op Director
- Children's Advocacy
- Children's Museums
Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.
Site Supervisor Certificate Requirements
|CD 101*||Principles and Practices for Teaching Young Children||3|
|CD 105*||Child, Family and Community||3|
|CD 107*||Child Growth and Development||3|
|CD 110*||Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum||3|
|CD 111*||Child Guidance and Communication||3|
|CD 112*||Health, Safety and Nutrition||3|
|CD 117*||Teaching Children in a Diverse Society||3|
|CD 120*||Observation and Assessment||3|
Supervised Field Experience Course
Note: CD 121 must be completed in a setting approved by the instructor. You will be working with children whose ages correspond to the certificate you are receiving. Email the instructor for a practicum placement request as soon as you are registered in the course.
|CD 121*||Practicum: The Student Teaching Experience||5|
Adult Supervision Courses
|CD 127*||Adult Supervision and Mentor Practices||2|
|CD 128*||Administration of Young Children's Settings: Program||3|
|CD 129*||Administration of Young Children's Settings: Management||3|
General Education (16 Units):
At least one degree applicable course in each of the following four (4) areas must be included. See Associate Degree, CSU or IGETC general education lists found in class schedule or student handbook for acceptable courses.
|Science or Math||4|
|Total units in Site Supervisor Certificate:||53|
Associate of Science Degree in Child Development
Completion of the certificate program and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate in Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College. Students intending to transfer must complete IGETC or CSU pattern general education courses.General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution's catalog for transfer requirements.
Note: Students who began coursework prior to Fall 2009 and have been continuously enrolled, may use the requirements in effect for the academic year in which they began or move up to the current list, whichever meets their needs most effectively.
Alert: Students who began coursework prior to Fall 2005 MUST move up to current requirements. All previously taken coursework will apply to newer certificates/degrees. Some course names have changed. Check department website for complete information.