Educational Studies, Certificate of Accomplishment
This certificate is designed to meet the needs of students following various pathways to classroom teaching or an education-related field:
- The paraprofessional or aspiring paraprofessional teacher aide
- 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 but would like to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to serving as a teacher assistant or support staff in a classroom, school, or related environment.
- Teacher preparation for students on a transfer pathway for a BA and Credential who also desire certificate recognition in Educational Studies.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- 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 Accomplishment
- 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||1|
|EDUC C180||Family, School, and Community Partnerships||3|
|EDUC C200||The Teaching Profession||3.5|
|PSYC C116||Child Growth and Development||3|
|or PSYC C118||Life Span Developmental Psychology|
|Select three units of the following: 1||3|
|Introduction to Special Education|
|Introduction to Human Services|
|Introduction to Linguistics|
|Statistics for Elementary Teachers|
|Mathematics for Elementary Teachers|
|Geometry for Elementary Teachers|
Any International Language course of 1 unit or more:
|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|
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.