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Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Certificate of Achievement

The Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Educator Certificate of Achievement is designed for students that are new or experienced in the field of child development. The certificate coursework will provide students with a foundational knowledge of childhood trauma and trauma informed education. Students will learn about the impact of trauma on children and how it affects their development, family systems, and teachers who work with these children. The certificate will also help teachers develop supportive practices to help children and their families heal from trauma as well as the teachers who interact with them.

The Program-level Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) below are outcomes that students will achieve after completing specific degree / certificate requirements in this program. Students will:

  1. The completion of this new COA will enable our Grossmont College students to leave our institution with an edge over other California community college students as they will have a foundational level of knowledge in Trauma Informed Education & Teaching. This educational foundation will make them a desirable candidate for continuing education or entering the workforce.
  2. The completion of this new COA will allow students to use the Trauma Informed coursework as a specialization for the Master Teacher level Child Development Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing office.

Certificate of Achievement Requirements:

Note: All courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C” or higher or “Pass.”

CD-125Child Growth and Development3
CD-131Child, Family and Community3
CD-141Working with Children with Special Needs3
CD-143Responsive Planning for Infant/Toddler Care3
CD-147Trauma and Its Effects on Children, Families and Teachers3
CD-148Trauma Infomed Pratice for Early Childhood Education3
Total Units18

Certificate of Achievement

Any student who chooses to complete only the requirements listed above qualifies for a Certificate of Achievement in Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Educator. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.