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Child Development - Teacher Assistant/Aide Certificate Level 2 / Hybrid Option

The Teacher Assistant/Aide certificate is designed to prepare students for entrance into the teaching profession as public school aides, assistant teachers in early learning facilities or to transfer to a four-year institution. The certificate focuses on the skills and abilities needed to work with young children.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
TECA 1311 Educating Young Children 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
TECA 1354 Child Growth and Development 3
CDEC 1323 Observation and Assessment 3
Semester 2
TECA 1303 Families, School, & Community OR
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology 3
CDEC 1319 Child Guidance 3
CDEC 1313 Curriculum Resources for Early Childhood Programs 3
EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3
EDUC 2301 Introduction to Special Populations OR 3
CDEC 1359 Children with Special Needs
Semester 3
CDEC 1358 Creative Arts for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2315 Diverse Cultural/Multilingual Education 3

Year 2

Semester 1
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR
SPCH 1318 Interpersonal Communication 3
XXXX #3## Math/Natural Science Elective 3
CDEC 1356 Emergent Literacy for Early Childhood 3
CDEC 2341 The School Age Child (Capstone) 3
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 48

1 Consult with an advisor to select an approved program elective.

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.