The School-Age Care and Recreation Teacher Certificate is designed to prepare school-age classroom aides to serve as paraprofessional members of the teaching team in school-age child care. Students are offered knowledge about the development of the school age child and the role of the adult in helping to integrate skills and aid classroom learning.
In order to earn the certificate, students must complete the following:
16 units of general education, specifically a class in each of the following areas: English, Science or Math, Social Science, and Humanities/Fine Arts.
Additional work experience with young children (175 days of 3 hours per day, within 4 years).
These two requirements will also qualify the students to earn a California Teacher Permit, which is used in federal and state funded programs as well as licensing regulations for private and faith based programs.
Students will demonstrate a knowledge base of the development of school aged children.
Students will apply the knowledge base of theory to practice through thoughtful reflections on classroom observations.
Students will understand and be conversant about the main philosophical and sociological ideas and trends that have influenced education as well as be able to analyze their application and importance for teaching today.
Course Requirements (2022-2023):
Child Development 107
Child Growth and Development (DS1)
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Child Development 110
Child, Family, and Community (DS2)
Child Development 111A
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (DS3)
Child Development 111B
Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (DS3)
Education 114 (formerly Education 113)
Tutoring Reading in Elementary Schools
Child Development 120A OR
Development of the School Age Child (DS5)
Child Development 120B OR
School-Age Child Care and Recreation Activities (DS5)
Child Development 205
Introduction to Children with Special Needs
Child Development 221
Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society
Child Development 298A
Practicum in Early Childhood Programs
Child Development 299
Cooperative Work Experience Education