The Inclusion Teacher Assistant Certificate of Achievement requires the successful completion of 21 units of required core courses. This certificate is designed to integrate best practices from the fields of early intervention, early childhood education, and special education. This certificate is an academic and vocational training program that prepares students for future work as educators in diverse childhood settings that serve all children including children with disabilities and special needs. This certificate prepares students to enter the careers of teacher assistant or paraprofessional and early childhood teacher. Courses are designed to satisfy the State Department of Education Title 5 course requirements for the Child Development Assistant Permit. Students develop skills to work with children with and without disabilities and their families. Students gain practical skills to integrate intervention strategies in diverse settings such as early intervention programs, preschools, general education programs, special education programs, and inclusion classrooms.
Program Requirements (21 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|CHST002||Child Growth and Development||3 units|
|CHST034A||Introduction to the Child With Special Needs||3 units|
|CHST034B||Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs||3 units|
|CHST034C||Guidance and Strategies for Challenging Behaviors||3 units|
|CHST058||EC Language and Literacy Curriculum||3 units|
|CHST063||Child, Family, and Community||3 units|
|CHST070||Infant-Toddler Development & Care||3 units|
Total Certificate Units: 21 units
To be awarded a certificate, a student must:
- Complete all the major requirements.
- Earn a grade of “C” or better for all required courses.