CA Child Development Permits: Early Childhood (License Not Available) - Direct Pathway

California Child Development Permits: Early Childhood Education (License Not Available) - Direct  Pathway

California does not offer an early childhood teaching credential. However, students who complete the BA Early Childhood program at WGU can apply for a Child Development Permit in California, which "authorizes the holder to provide service in the care, development, and instruction of children in a child care and development program, and supervise a CDP Associate Teacher, a CDP Assistant, and an aide." For further details on the Child Development Permit and for application instructions, please see  

WGU Praxis graduation requirement: Students must pass one of the following exams:


1. Praxis 5001 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects

2. Praxis 5018 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge

3. Praxis 5014 Elementary Education: Content Knowledge (no longer offered)

4. Praxis 5031 Elementary Education: Multiple Subjects (no longer offered) 




Article Number: 19402, 1958