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Certificates of Proficiency

​​​​​​After School Program Assistant

The After School Program Assistant Certificate is intended to prepare a student for an entry-level position requiring practical skills and knowledge to work with children in an after-school care, tutoring, or mentoring program. Completion of this certificate leads to state certification for a School Age Assistant Permit.

​Requirements ​for the certificate of proficiency: ​Units
CNSL 118
​Self-Exploration and the Teaching Profession ​2
 
-OR-EDUC 110: The Teaching Experience- Exploration ​3
EDUC 113
​Tutoring Reading in Elementary Schools ​1
CDEV 120A
Development of the School Age Child ​3
​CDEV 120B
​School Age Child Care Curriculum & Activities ​3
​TOTAL  ​ ​9-17

After School Program Associate Teacher 

The After School Program Associate Teacher Certificate is intended to provide students with advanced skills necessary to work with K-12 students in an after-school setting, provide tutoring/homework assistance, and assist in academic enrichment programs. In combination with the completion of the SCC After School Program Assistant Certificate, this certificate of completion leads to state certification for the School Age Associate Teacher Permit.

Requirements for the certificate of proficiency:                                                                                           Units 
CNSL 118
​Self-Exploration and the Teaching Profession​2
 
-OR- ​EDUC 110: The Teaching Experience- Exploration​3
EDUC 113
​Tutoring Reading in Elementary Schools​1
EDUC 211
Classroom Practices for Diverse Learners 
​3
​CDEV 107     
​Child Growth and Development (DS1)
​3

-OR- PSYC 157: Introduction to Child Psychology
​3
​CDEV 120B
​School Age Child Care Curriculum & Activities
​3
​COMM 110
​Public Speaking
​3
​TOTAL  ​​15-16

Special Education Paraprofessional

The successful completion of this certificate will prepare the student for an entry-level position requiring practical skills and knowledge to work with persons with disabilities in a variety of educational settings. This certificate program also supports the requirements of federal legislation that all paraprofessionals/instructional assistants/aides in Title I schools be “highly qualified”. In addition, the courses introduce the student to career opportunities in special education or other disability related fields and/or provide major preparation for transfer to four-year institutions to continue a course of study in special education.

Requirements for the certificate of proficiency:​ ​ Units​
CNSL 118
​Self-Exploration and the Teaching Profession ​2
CDEV 107
​Child Growth and Development
​-OR-PSYC 157: ​Introduction to Child Psychology ​3
CDEV 205
​Introduction ​to Children with Special Needs ​3
CDEV 206
​Curriculum and Strategies for Children with Special Needs ​3
EDUC 209
​Roles and Responsibilities of the Special Education Paraprofessional ​3
EDUC 211
​Classroom Practices for Diverse Learners ​3
TOTAL ​ ​17

Students planning to transfer to CSU Fullerton’s Human Services major—Person’s with Disabilities Track will receive up to 17 units of credit toward the major if they have satisfactorily completed the requirements for this certificate.​