2019-2020 Spring Edition 
    Dec 11, 2023  
2019-2020 Spring Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

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Designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Associate Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), this certificate prepares students for entry level positions in early childhood care and education. Introductory developmental and learning theory as well as appropriate strategies for the care and education of young children will be studied and applied. Additional work with children (50 days of 3+ hours per day) is required to obtain the Associate Teacher Permit. All courses must be completed with a C or better.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  • Identify environmental, cultural, familial, economic, political, and historical contexts that influence all children’s development.
  • Identify a range of skills and knowledge related to the unique needs of children ages 0-8 years.
  • Describe developmentally appropriate teaching practices for children ages 0-8.

Total Units for the Certificate: 12

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

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