English for Child Development - Certificate

English for Child Development (noncredit) - Certificate

Child Development Dept

The program in English for Child Development equips students with essential English language skills to communicate at the high-intermediate level with and about children. Students develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills as well as competencies in the areas of parenting and child development.

* Please note not all classes are offered each semester.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will respond adequately to spoken language appropriate for intermediate level to high intermediate learners and use common and academic vocabulary and structures to listen and speak with and about young children, focusing on their needs and development.
  • Students will read and write in English at an intermediate to high-intermediate level to communicate effectively about children’s needs and development.

Learn more about our ESL for Non-Credit Program

To earn this certificate, students must complete the minimum required courses with a grade of C (or P) or better.


Core Curriculum Courses (Required)

Code Class Units
NCE 950EC English for Child Development: Introduction (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 955EC English for CHD: Factors in Child Development (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 960EC English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part I (NONCREDIT) 0.0
NCE 965EC English for CHD: Domains of Child Development, Part II (NONCREDIT) 0.0

Units Required

  Units
Total Required Units 0.0
Total Required Hours 162
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Career/Transfer Opportunities

A familiarity with spoken and written English at the high-intermediate level is required to improve employability or to succeed in English for Child Development courses.