Academic Affairs Office

Five main focus areas

1. Early Childhood Education

  • Child Development Associate Certificate  (CDA)(26 hours) Students enrolled in this preschool center-based program will have the ability to teach 3-5 year old children in a non-public school setting after completion of this certificate. 
  • Infant-Toddler Certificate (ITC) (26 hours) Students enrolled in this center-based program will have the ability assist or teach 0 – 36 month year old children in a public or non-public school setting after completion of certificate. 
  • Child Development Associate (AAS) (62 hours)   This degree prepares students to work in a preschool center-based program in a non-public school setting.  Students will have the ability to function as the lead teacher for 3-5 year old children after completion of this degree
  • .Early Childhood Education (ASA) (62 hours) This degree is intended for students who would like to work in a pre-kindergarten setting, such as a Head Start program.

 

2. Teacher Aide

  • Teacher Aide/Paraprofessional Certificate (27 hours)  This certificate prepares paraprofessionals to work in various grades/classrooms in a public or private school setting.
  • Early Childhood Education Teacher Aide (AAS) (62 hours) This degree prepares paraprofessionals to work in various grades/classrooms, latchkey programs and child care centers in a public or private school setting.

 

3. Special Education Assistant

  • Instructional Assistant, Autism Certificate (34 hours) This certificate prepares paraprofessionals to work in various special education grades/classrooms and resource rooms in a public or private school setting; specifically trained to work with students with autism
  • Instructional Assistant, Special Education Certificate (30 hours ) This certificate prepares paraprofessionals to work in various special education grades/classrooms and resource rooms in a public or private school setting.
  • Early Childhood Educational Instructional Assistant, Special Education  (AAS) (62 hours) This degree prepares paraprofessionals to work in various special education grades/classrooms and resource rooms in a public or private school setting.

 

4. Family Home Daycare

  • Family Child Care Certificate  (29 hours) (FCC) This  family child care program will help a student gain the skills to care for children in a home care setting after completion of this certificate.

5. Elementary and Secondary Education Preparation

  •  Associates in Science and Arts (ASA) (62 hours)  General Associates Degree that students complete, then transfer to a four year college/university offering teaching certification for K-12.