Associate Teacher Certificate

The objective of this certificate is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for obtaining entry-level employment in a preschool or child care setting.

Completion of the following 16.00 units qualifies the student for the Associate Teacher Certificate. Note: Students should be advised that certificate requirements differ from the State Child Development Permit Matrix Qualifications. See the Child Development and Education department for State licensing requirements and more information.

Major/Program Requirements

Required Courses:

CD 105Child Growth and Development


CD 112Programs and Practices in Child Development


CD 126Child, Family and Community


CD 132Creative Experiences for Children Across the Curriculum


CD 205Child Development Practicum


Total Credit Hours: 16.00

A student receiving a degree/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