Start Your Career in Teaching Today

Growing Teachers is a full-time, one-semester, entry-level program for early childhood educators. Successful completion meets all the requirements for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit, including ECE courses and work experience. Students learn together in a supportive environment, with one-on-one faculty advising, lab school and mentor sites, and book lending library.

We smooth your pathway to teaching young children!

  1. Meet with the ECE Counselor, Donna Pratt, 242-7952,
  2. Watch the below 1-minute videos about the Growing Teachers program
  3. Apply to Shasta College
  4. Explore opportunities for free tuition and financial aid
  5. Complete an interest form

Required Courses for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Child, Family and Community
  • Principles and Practices in ECE
  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Total: 12 units 

In addition, students earn credits preparing for and gaining on-the-job experience:

  • ECE 94 Worksite Learning - Students are placed in high-quality ECE programs.

Why study early childhood education?

  • Shasta College ECE graduates have a 100% employment rate in our community1
  • ECE is a growing field, with 16.7% projected growth through 2024 in the north state2

1 2014-15 Shasta College CTE Job Placement Rates, 3/29/ 17, Office of Research and Institutional Effectiveness

2 2014-2024 Occupational Employment Projections Redding Metropolitan Statistical Area, December 2016, California Employment Development Department, Labor Market Information Division.


Donna Pratt

Faculty Contact Info
Location Redding Main Campus | Room 136
Degree M.S., University of La Verne
Credentials Community College Counseling; and P.P.S. Pupil Personnel Services, University of La Verne
Single Subject Teaching: English; and Consumer Family Science, Simpson University

Growing Teachers Program Inquiries

Phone 530-242-7601