Preschool Teacher, Certificate of Achievement
Financial Aid Eligible
Banner Code: 1_CT_ECPT
Control Number: 22423
A certificate is earned by students who have developed skills necessary to work as teachers of preschool children in early childhood settings. Courses emphasize strong theoretical and practical skills needed to work with children 2-5 years. Courses fulfill Title 22 licensing requirements and Title 5 early childhood education course requirements for the Child Development Permit at the teacher level.
- The objective of the program is to meet the needs of the local child care programs by preparing students for entry level employment as a professional and competent preschool teacher.
Orange Coast College offers two types of certificate awards in career programs designed to prepare the graduate to enter a particular field of employment. At least 3 units in an advanced course from the certificate must be completed at OCC.
- Certificate of Achievement - 8 units or more in a state-approved program. Certificates of Achievement are not automatically awarded. A petition must be filed in Enrollment Services or online at the beginning of the semester in which the student will be completing his or her final requirements. The petitioning periods are listed in the Graduation Requirements section of this catalog.
- Certificate of Specialization - 16 units or less in a locally approved program. Certificates of Specialization are not automatically awarded, not printed on official academic transcripts, and there is no acknowledgment of completion given at graduation. Please contact the division for details regarding the submission of petitions as procedures for each division vary. Most division offices prefer that students complete all of the required courses and then provide a copy of the transcript while some divisions allow petitions for Certificates of Specialization before finishing.
Minimum Grade Requirement
In order to be awarded a certificate, students are required to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all program-required courses. Grades of “CR” or “P” will be accepted whereas “CR” or “P” meets the equivalency of a “C” or better. A list of certificate programs can be found in the Programs A-Z section of this catalog. Check with a counselor to determine the requirements for completion.
|EC A130||Language Arts for Children||3|
|EC A131||Creativity for Children||3|
|EC A132||Science and Math for Young Children||3|
|EC A155||Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children||3|
|EC A156||Early Childhood Laboratory||2|
|EC A157||Guidance for Young Children||3|
|EC A165||Observing and Recording Child Behavior||3|
|EC A200||Early Childhood Programs-The Curriculum||3|
|EC A201||Early Childhood Practicum - Field Experience||3|
|HMDV A180||Child Growth and Development||3|
|HMDV A190||Family, School, and Community Partnerships||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Teaching in a Diverse Society|
|Health, Safety, and Nutrition|
|Introduction to the Exceptional Child|
|Select two of the following:||1-2.5|
|Current Issues in Early Childhood|
|Learning Title 22|
|Disaster Preparedness for Child Care|
|Child Abuse I.D. and Referral|
|Adult Supervision in Early Childhood Programs|