Certificate Information

Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work in programs servicing young children. Successful students will be able to meet the entry-level requirements of a preschool associate teacher for the Title 5 Child Development Permit Matrix.

A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Meet Title 22 requirements for employment
  • Qualify for Title 5 associate teacher level
  • Design, implement and evaluate environments that support positive developmental play and learning
  • Design, implement and evaluate activities that support positive developmental plan and learning outcomes for young children

 What opportunities might it lead to?

The Associate Teacher Certificate is designed to be the first step toward obtaining entry-level employment in the field of Early Childhood Education in a preschool or childcare setting. Further education and work experience can lead toward additional career opportunities.

2017-2018 Major Sheet - Certificate (pdf)
2016-2017 Major Sheet - Certificate (pdf)

Course Offerings

Child Development courses are offered during the Summer 2018 semester.
Child Development courses are offered during the Fall 2018 semester.

Please see the College Catalog for additional information and requirements.