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Associate Teacher Certificate of Proficiency

Certificates of Proficiency are designed for the student who needs to be prepared to enter an entry-level job. A department-issued certificate may be awarded upon successful completion of a prescribed course of study. These certificates will not appear on a student’s transcript.

The Associate Teacher is an entry level position in the child care and early education field. This certificate meets the educational requirements for a teacher for the State of California, Community Care Licensing and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Associate Teacher level Permit. The course includes approximately 15 days of the 50 day experience requirements for these positions.

CD-106Practicum: Beginning Observation and Experience1
CD-123Principles and Practices of Programs and Curriculum for Young Children3
CD-125Child Growth and Development3
CD-131Child, Family and Community3
Select one of the following:3
The Arts and Creativity for Young Children
Science and Mathematics for Child Development
Language and Literature for Child Development
Responsive Planning for Infant/Toddler Care
Total Units13

Any student who completes this Certificate of Proficiency and 50 days of experience in an early childhood program may apply to the California Teachers Credentialing Office for an Associate Teacher Permit. For further information contact the Child Development department and