Certificate of Achievement
This certificate builds upon the introductory developmental and learning theory and appropriate strategies for the care and education of young children that are covered in the Associate Teacher Level I certificate. Level II adds the California priorities for teachers of young children to understand the unique needs of infants and toddlers and dual language learners. This certificate is designed to meet the coursework requirements for the Associate Teacher level of the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and prepares students for entry level positions in a variety of early childhood care and education settings. Additional work with children is required to obtain the Associate Teacher Permit. A minimum grade of "C" in each course is required to receive the certificate and/or qualify for the Child Development Permit.
Careers associated with this program have a salary range from $27,000 to over $208,000 with an average salary of $72,000.