A1. In order for classes taken at another college to count towards certificates and degrees at Saddleback, you must have official transcripts sent to Saddleback Admissions and Records for internal verification as well as completing the form in A3.
A2. For quick references to similar courses at other colleges check these pages
A3. If you find a course you think is equivalent you must petition for approval following the directions and completing the Course Waiver and Substitution Petition. This is not done automatically even if your course is on the list above.
Q4. If I took some Child Development courses at Saddleback a long time ago, how do I know which classes they are equivalent to now?
Q5. Do the practicum prerequisites need to be taken at Saddleback?
A1. See the answer to FAQ 3.
Q6. I plan to qualify for my Child Development Permit using the alternative qualifications column listed on the Permit Matrix. What are the courses I would need to take before I can take practicum (the supervised field experience requirement) at Saddleback?
A1. Before taking practicum (CDE 121), you would need to take or transfer an equivalent course from another college for:
- CDE 101 – Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
- CDE 15 – Child, Family and Community
- CDE 7 – Child Growth and Development
- CDE 110 - Introduction to Curriculum
- CDE 120 – Observation and Assessment
Q7. Is CDE 121 Practicum: The Student Teaching Experience ever offered online?
A1. Not typically at this college. When it is offered online, the student must secure a placement with a California Early Childhood Mentor Teacher in their local area for the 100 lab hours. The lecture portion of the course is then done online.
A2. Other colleges offer a similar course online that can be transferred to Saddleback to use toward competition of certificate and degree requirements. See FAQ question 3