Educational Studies: General, Certificate of Achievement
The certificate serves as a career ladder approach to a credential or permit or as a stand-alone entity to document that a student has taken coursework related to subject matter proficiency and has acquired skills for successful employment as a teacher's aide, after-school program assistant, tutoring or other paraprofessional level classroom career.
The certificate is especially appropriate for students following various pathways to classroom teaching or an education-related career:
- The paraprofessional or aspiring paraprofessional teacher aide
- Homeschooling parents
- The aspiring paraprofessional or currently employed paraprofessional teacher- aide seeking a career ladder approach to a teaching credential and/or child development permit.
- The teacher- aide paraprofessional who has decided against pursuing an AA and/or credential or permit but would like to acquire knowledge and skills/ professional development relevant to serving as a teacher assistant or support staff in a classroom or school or related environment, concentrating on providing students support in mathematics.
- Teacher preparation for students on a transfer pathway for a BA and Credential who also desire certificate recognition in Educational Studies: General.
- Independent tutors seeking a certificate to augment their training and expertise.
In order to provide an additional pathway to an education-related career, the certificate is for students interested in an education/ teaching-related career who prefer online classes and/or cannot always attend traditional face-to-face classes due to employment, marital status, family responsibilities, distance, and expenses incurred with traditional education schedules. All certificate classes are online.
Possible employment/ illustrative examples: teacher assistant, especially appropriate for transitional Kindergarten (TK) through grade 6, or higher grades remedial; tutor, homework assistant, assistant in academic enrichment programs; recreation specialist; nanny; entry-level position requiring practical skills and knowledge to work with persons with disabilities in a variety of educational settings (this certificate may support, depending on course selection, the requirements of federal legislation that all paraprofessionals/instructional assistants/aides in Title I schools be “highly qualified”); work with k-12 students in an after-school setting; test preparation assistant or provider (CBEST, CSET SAT remedial, ISSE).
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
- Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, colleagues, and administrators in a school and classroom setting.
- Apply knowledge, skills, and experience to make an informed choice to be employed or to continue study in the field of education.
- Apply the certificate towards entry into a teaching credential or child development permit program, and/or the certificate may serve to document the acquisition of knowledge and skills relevant for employment as a teacher assistant or support staff in a classroom, school, or related environment.
Certificate Graduation Requirements
A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:
Certificate of Achievement
- Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
- Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
- A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
- 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
|Students will complete all of the following:|
|EDUC C103||Introduction to Computers In Education: Technology Proficiencies for Teachers 1||2|
|EDUC C104||Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classrooms Includes 10 hours of required fieldwork/observations||1|
|EDUC C180||Family, School, and Community Partnerships Includes 10 hours of required fieldwork/observations||3|
|EDUC C200||The Teaching Profession Includes 10 hours of required fieldwork/observations||3.5|
|PSYC C116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or PSYC C118||Life Span Developmental Psychology|
|Select minimum 5.5 units from the following: (Students are advised to meet with a counselor or contact the TEACh3 office for assistance in course selection to ensure alignment with students’ career goals, educational plans, and /or credential requirements)|
|Tutor Training Includes a three-hour service learning component|
|Introduction to Special Education Includes 10 hours of required fieldwork/observations|
|Introduction to Human Services|
|Statistics for Elementary Teachers|
|Mathematics for Elementary Teachers|
|Geometry for Elementary Teachers|
|Media Literacy Toolkit for Teachers|
|Elementary Arabic 1|
|Elementary Arabic 2|
|Elementary Chinese 1|
|Elementary Chinese 2|
|Elementary French 1|
|Elementary French 2|
|Intermediate French 1|
|Intermediate French 2|
|Elementary Japanese 1|
|Elementary Japanese 2|
|American Sign Language 1|
|American Sign Language 2|
|Elementary Spanish 1|
|Elementary Spanish 1A|
|Elementary Spanish 1B|
|Elementary Spanish 2|
|Intermediate Spanish 1|
|Intermediate Spanish 2|
|Vietnamese For Vietnamese Speakers|
|Elementary Vietnamese 1|
|Elementary Vietnamese 2|