This certificate provides entry-level coursework in preparation to be an assistant teacher in an early care and education program. Topics include an introduction to the field and child development theories and principles. Upon completion of this certificate, the student is eligible to apply for the Assistant Teacher Child Development Permit with the Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
With an Assistant Teacher Certificate, students are eligible to work in private and public early care and education programs as assistant teachers. These programs include infant/toddler centers, preschools, and before-and-after school programs serving school-age children. Additionally, assistant teachers can operate their own family child care home.
|ECE||300||Introduction to Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education||Online|
|or PSYC||372||Child Development||Online|