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Program Spotlight

The EDU CD academic program can prepare you for a rewarding career in education, working in a variety of settings with children and families.

Find out about course offerings, degrees and certificates, workforce and career information, college and community events as well as available scholarship opportunities. 

Testimonial

Michelle, ECE studentThe Education/Child Development program has helped me figure out everything I needed to accomplish my goals.  All of the staff were helpful & truly want to see me grow.  I was able to get my education while getting real experience with children.  The program has helped me grow into the teacher I am today."Michelle

The Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program (ECAP) Learning Community is a tuition-free, accelerated academic and registered apprenticeship program designed to engage and support your career in Education.

The ECAP provides you with:

  • an Associate Degree for Transfer in Early Childhood Education,
  • paid on-the-job training, and
  • eligibility for Child Development Permits.

The Skyline College Child Development Laboratory Center (CDLC) is a laboratory program that provides a comprehensive child care and early education program for students, staff, and faculty of the San Mateo County Community College District and community members.  The CDLC serves three interrelated purposes:

  • Provide quality child care and developmentally appropriate learning experiences for children that support school readiness,
  • Promote access to higher education by providing a service to student-families so that they can pursue their educational and vocational goals,
  • Provide opportunities for Early Childhood Education students to study children in a naturalistic setting to further their learning and knowledge of child development and working with young children.
CDLC Website

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Analyze major developmental milestones and various theoretical frameworks that relate to early care and education to demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the early years as well as the many influences on development
  • Identify best teaching and care practices and the components of early childhood settings, curriculum, and teaching strategies to increase child growth and competence.
  • Assess the interrelationship of child, family, and community and how educational, political, socioeconomic factors directly impact the lives of children and families.
Office Information

Location: Building 8-8317B or Building 14
Email: amaralm@smccd.edu
Phone: (650) 738-4304

Spring 2024 Courses

Type Status Title Days Time Instructor
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class CLASS OVER EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class OPEN EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T 6:00pm-9:05pm Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

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Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T TBA Lujan, D
Evening Class  Hybrid Class IN
PROGRESS
EDUC 200 - 46138 - Intro to Classroom Teaching

EDUC 200 INTRODUCTION TO CLASSROOM TEACHING (3)
Hours/semester: 32-36 lecture/48-54 fieldwork. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105, or equivalent.
A survey of the teaching profession including pedagogical methods; theories of learning; planning, delivering and assessing instruction; classroom management, professional and ethical considerations; diversity; and standards for the teaching profession. A total of 48 hours of fieldwork in public and private elementary schools is required. Transfer credit: CSU.

T TBA Lujan, D

The college course catalog contains lists of all courses that we may offer in the current academic year.

View the Full Course Catalog

The Early Childhood Apprenticeship Program (ECAP) Learning Community is a tuition-free, accelerated academic and registered apprenticeship program designed to engage and support your career in Education.

The ECAP provides you with:

  • an Associate Degree for Transfer in Early Childhood Education,
  • paid on-the-job training, and
  • eligibility for Child Development Permits.

Through a designated course sequence, you are supported by a dedicated team of faculty, staff, and integrated college and community resources through the Education and Child Development Department (EDU-CD). We are here to help you succeed! With an emphasis on current research and the changing landscape and trends in education, you will participate in supportive group-based learning, and academic and career success strategies, including contextualized mathematics for teachers. We ask that you can enroll in 6-12 units per semester depending on your unique education and employment needs through the completion of the ECAP.

young teacher sits on the floor and plays blocks with young children

While taking classes, you are mentored in your job placement with increased wages as you achieve entry-level to advanced teacher competencies, with guaranteed employment upon your completion of the apprenticeship. We ask that you can work at least 20 hours per week or more in an early learning setting to meet the registered apprentice requirement of on-the-job training. 

As you progress through your courses and on-the-job training, you become eligible for Child Development Permits from the Associate Teacher to the Master Teacher level. Master Teacher Permit specializations include Infant-Toddler and Special Needs Certificates. We have staff available to assist you in applying for your permits.

In addition to being a tuition-free degree and apprenticeship program, we have both college and community scholarships, grants, and stipends that you may be eligible to receive to support starting or advancing your career in education.

young teacher sits on the floor and plays blocks with young children

Still have questions about ECAP?
Contact Michelle Amaral, EDU-CD Program Services Coordinator, at amaralm@smccd.edu

Apply to ECAP

Primary Contacts

Michelle Amaral
Michelle Amaral (Program Services Coordinator)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Tina (Jacinda) Watts
Tina (Jacinda) Watts (Professor, Department Coordinator)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Department Faculty & Staff

James Adams
James Adams (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Kathryn Browne
Kathryn Browne (Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Teresa Campbell
Teresa Campbell (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Elaine Francisco
Elaine Francisco (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
franciscoe@smccd.edu
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Lisa Kiesselbach
Lisa Kiesselbach (Assistant Professor)
Business, Design and Workforce-Education and Human Development
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Sue Krishna
Sue Krishna (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
krishnas@smccd.edu
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Daina Lujan
Daina Lujan (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Thomas Rodriguez
Thomas Rodriguez (Instructor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
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Sujatha Venkataraman
Sujatha Venkataraman (Assistant Professor)
Business, Education and Professional Programs-Education | Child Development
venkataramans@smccd.edu
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