Elementary Teacher Assistant Special Education, Bilingual Certificate of Achievement

This course of study prepares the student with basic competencies to serve as a bilingual assistant in an elementary school classroom under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Teacher assistants are also called: teacher aides, instructional aides,paraprofessionals, education assistants and paraeducators. This certificate of achievement is designed to provide a foundation of introductory but essential skills for students preparing for a career in education. Students completing this certificate can work as assistant teachers and can also continue on towards more advanced degrees to become credentialed teacher.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CDE 101 Child Growth & Development 3
CDE 102 Child, Family, & Community 3
CDE 227 Child Guidance 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
BI 004 Elements of Biology 4
CDE 230 English Language Learners in ECE 3
CDE 233 Introduction to Young Children with Special Needs 3
ENG 002 Argumentative Writing and Critical Thinking through Literature 4

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
CDE 234 Inclusion Strategies for Children with Special Needs 3
EDUC 001 Introduction to Elementary Classroom Teaching 3
HIST 017 US History through Reconstruction 3
SOC 003 Fundamentals of Statistics 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
CDE 237 Inclusion Practicum 3
PS 001 Introduction to Government 3
SPAN 021 Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 5