Early Childhood Education - Associate Teacher - Certificate of Achievement
San José City College offers an Associate in Science (AS), Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree and various certificates in Early Childhood Education (ECE). Graduates of the Associate in Science degree qualify through academic preparation and field experience for work in child centers, pre-schools, day care facilities, infant and toddler centers and other programs serving young children. They are able to use instructional techniques, which promote intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth in children. After completing the Associate in Science degree, students will be eligible for the Teacher Level of the State of California Children’s Center Permit, and qualify for employment as teachers in government and privately funded early care and education programs. Students planning to transfer to a 4-year university should follow the AS-T degree. A grade of “C” or better is required in all ECE major, certificate and major elective courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe important milestones of a child’s physical, intellectual, emotional, and social growth and development.
- Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum.
- Explain the effects of family–staff relationships, family members, and the community on physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of the child.
- Explain the major learning theories and curriculum models and evaluate their application in early childhood education programs.