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Welcome to Los Angeles Mission College (LAMC) where "Our Mission is Your Success"!

Teacher Preparation:

LAMC, through the Child and Family Studies Department offers a variety of teacher preparation pathways, including preparing students to teach in early childhood education settings and Elementary Teacher Education. The Elementary Teacher Education Program leads to an Associate of Arts for transfer (AA-T), and includes coursework that is transferable to CSU/UC. This AA-T degree consists of a three pronged interdisciplinary approach to prepare students who have a goal of becoming a teacher, from transitional kindergarten (TK) through sixth grade. While supporting students interested in  Career Education Workforce and/or teaching STEM/STEAM in elementary, middle, or high school.

Students gain knowledge from coursework in the following disciplines: Child development, education, and general education. Students have the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the teaching profession either in early in their undergraduate careers.

LAMC Child & Family Studies website:

The LAMC Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) Is A Strong Foundation For:

  • Transitional kindergarten (TK) teacher
  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Administrative/leadership positions in elementary school

LAMC Elementary Teacher Education Program webpage:

College Mission:

Los Angeles Mission College is committed to the success of its students. The College, which awards associate degrees and certificates, provides accessible, affordable, high-quality learning opportunities in a culturally and intellectually supportive environment by:

  • Providing services and programs in basic skills, general education, career and technical education, and for transfer;
  • Educating students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners;
  • Ensuring that all programs and services are continuously evaluated and improved to support student learning and achievement; and
  • Making traditional and distance education learning opportunities available to enhance the health and wellness of the diverse communities it serves.

Services Offered


  • Elementary Teacher Education Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
  • Associate in Arts Degree in Child Development (AA) 
  • Early Childhood Education Transfer Model Degree (ECE- AS-T)


Certificate of Accomplishment (Skills Certificate) - 12 units

  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Child Development Administration
  • Certificate of Accomplishment in Family Child Care

Certificate of Achievement - 12 units

  • Child Development Core (meets requirements for Title 22)

Certificate of Achievement (Transfer) - 25 units

  • Transfer Certificate for the CSU system and/or to specialize in a specific area as listed below:
  • Child Development Certificate (CSU Transfer) Specialization for AA Degree - 36 units each
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in Infant & Toddler
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in Preschool
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in Dual Language Learning
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in Special Needs
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in Family Child Care
  • Child Development Certificate Specializing in School-Age

Click here to view the Certificates of Achievement in Child Development:


  • Child Development Student Resource Center (CDSRC)
  • Tutoring
  • Lending Library
  • Tablets, laptops, and printing in CDSRC
  • Career Education Workforce Counseling
  • CBEST preparation workshop
  • CPR/first aid training workshop
  • Field trips to 4-year universities (Teacher Programs/Credentialing Departments)
  • Academic and professional networking with local school district programs and representatives (e.g. LAUSD STEP-Up Career Ladder; CSUN ITEP Jr. Program)
  • Mental health professionals workshops/conferences
  • Dual enrollment, high school to college pipeline
  • Volunteer, internships/practicum, and experiential learning in early childhood education, transitional kindergarten (TK), elementary, middle or high school settings
  • Child & Family Studies Department Open House (Orientation) for current and prospective students
  • Financial support through Child Development Training Consortium
  • Child Development Scholarships

Contact Information

Dr. Veronica Allen, Education Program Faculty
[email protected]
13356 Eldridge Avenue Sylmar, CA 91342
College Website

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