• Assistant Teacher Certificate Curriculum


  • Career Pathway Certificate of Completion

    Catalog Year 2016-2017

    This basic certificate meets the standards for Step 7 of the Oregon Registry. In addition, it meets the coursework clock hour requirement and fulfills the formal training requirement for a CDA (Child Development Associate) credential. (Completion of the CDA required additional assessment and practical experience.) Students are prepared to work in entry-level positions in child care programs, Head Start, or other early childhood settings.

    The coursework, as shown below, is included in the Child Development and Early Education one-year certificate program and the two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students may apply their credits to either of these programs and add to their skills.

    Program Outcomes
    At the completion of this program, students should be able to:

    • Promote learning environments designed to optimize children’s development in all domains
    • Develop positive relationships with families and community
    • Provide a rationale for effective observation, documentation and assessment of children’s development
    • Support Developmentally Appropriate Practices and all relevant guidelines
    • Use content knowledge and inquiry tools to analyze meaningful curriculum
    • Demonstrate an exemplary work ethic and uphold the standards of the profession
    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ECE136 Connecting with Children
    2
    ECE140 Introduction to Early Childhood Education
    3
    ECE144 Early Childhood Observation Techniques
    2
    ECE170 Health, Safety and Nutrition
    3
    10
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number
    Course Title
    Credits
    ECE161 Child Development: Ages and Stages
    3
    3
    Total Credits 13

    The Assistant Teacher program is not financial aid eligible. However, the related degree program, Child Development and Early Education is aid eligible.