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Child Development Assistant Teacher, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CM_CDAS

Control Number: 42087

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This certificate prepares students to work as an Assistant teacher or Teacher Aide in an early care and education program. This includes understanding theories and stages of development, family and school connections, developing creative curriculum, and providing positive guidance strategies. Courses emphasize strong theoretical and practical skills needed to work with children 2-5 years and students will gain hands on experience in a preschool classroom. Courses fulfill Title 22 licensing requirements and Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the teacher level. A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses.

Program Outcome

This certificate builds upon core knowledge and provides augmented skills and knowledge beyond the minimum requirements for employment. The holder can be employed as an Assistant Teacher, Teacher, or Teacher Aide in early care and education programs.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Courses
CDE A155Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CDE A180Child, Growth and Development3
CDE A190Family, School and Community Partnerships3
Restricted Electives
Select one course:2-3
Early Childhood Lab: Interactions with Young Children
Guidance for Young Children
Select one course:3
Teaching in a Diverse Society
Language Arts for Children
Creativity for Children
Science and Math for Young Children
Total Units14-15

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
CDE A155 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CDE A180 Child, Growth and Development 3
CDE A190 Family, School and Community Partnerships 3
CDE A156
Early Childhood Lab: Interactions with Young Children
or Guidance for Young Children
Restricted Elective (CHOOSE ONE)  
CDE A126 Teaching in a Diverse Society (or CDE A130 or CDE A131 or CDE A132) 3
 Total Units14-15