About Child Development: Violence Intervention in Early Childhood

This Certificate prepares students to implement trauma-informed practices in community-based organizations and educational settings with a focus on how to understand and support families and children exposed to violence

This Certificate satisfies the educational requirements for the Specialization Component of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing's Child Development Permit.

Explore Potential Careers

Obtaining a Certificate in Child Development: Violence Intervention in Early Childhood can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Community Based Organizations
  • Domestic Violence Counselor
  • Group Home Youth Worker

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

View Requirements in College Catalog

Semester 1 

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 53 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEV 65 Orientation to ECE Principles and Practice 3
CDEV 66 Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum 3
CDEV 67 Child, Family, and Community 3

Total Units: 12 

Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Units
CDEV 100 Violence and Its Impact on Children and Their Families 3
CDEV 101 Intro to Violence Intervention 3

Total Units: 6

Transfer Options

If you're interested in pursuing future study, check out the AS degree in Child Development and Family Studies or the AS-T Transfer Degree in Early Childhood Education to transfer to SFSU or another CSU!

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.