Spanish-to-English Associate Teacher Certificate

Certificate of Proficiency
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02723)

The Spanish-to-English teacher certificate meets the academic requirements for the associate teacher permit through the State Department of Education and Child Development Division. This certificate is comprised of four-core classes in child development, which are linked to four English as a Second Language courses. The program is designed for students to learn child development concepts while acquiring English language skills. The child development courses will begin with predominantly Spanish instruction. As students progress through the courses, English instruction will increase as their English proficiency increases. This is a sequential program in which students form a community of learners starting and ending the program together. Upon completion of this certificate, students may either choose to seek employment or complete the child development teacher certificate offered in English.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Student will list and explain tasks, skills and cognitive, physical, language and socioemotional operations during milestones of child development in simple English at an intermediate low level of proficiency from written observations and be able to explain them to the class and/or in writing.
Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CD 170 PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
ESL 27A ESL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT: PRINCIPLES OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT 2
 Units5
Second Semester
CD 180 OBSERVATION AND GUIDANCE FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
ESL 27B ESL FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT: CHILD GUIDAN CE 1
 Units4
Third Semester
CD 181 CURRICULUM PLANNING FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
ESL 27C ESL FOR CURRICULUM 1
 Units4
Fourth Semester
CD 284 CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY 3
ESL 27D ESL FOR CHILD, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY 1
 Units4
 Total Units17