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Associate Teacher (CA)

Reedley College
2 semesters
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance

Program description

Associate Teacher (CA)

This certificate provides the educational coursework that serves as the core curriculum for the early childhood education field and allows the student to work as a teacher in a private early care and education program. The student is also eligible to apply to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing for the Associate Teacher Child Development Permit. With an Associate Teacher Child Development Permit, an individual can work as an assistant or associate teacher in a publicly funded (Title 5) early care and education program.

Admission requirements

International Students

  1. File a completed application with the Admissions Office.
  2. Submit one transcript in English translation of all work completed in high school and college along with the results of any general matriculation or school leaving examinations.
  3. Submit an affidavit of financial support.
  4. Submit evidence of a negative tuberculin skin test taken in the U.S. not more than six months prior to entering college.
  5. Show proof of medical insurance or purchase insurance offered through the college.
  6. Submit a total score of 500 or better on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please write to the following address to make arrangements to take the test: Test of English as a Foreign Language Educational Testing Service Princeton, NJ, USA 08540

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Infant and Toddler Practicum

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Curriculum
  • Child, Family and Community

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees for out-of-state & international students: $3,480.00 per semester


Degrees/certificates: Certificate of Achievement in Associate Teacher

Career opportunities

Students in this program may pursue careers as: Preschool Teachers, Child Care and Teaching Assistant

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Reedley College

Reedley College offers an AS degree or Certificates with an opportunity to transfer to 4 year Universities. Our most notable degrees are: Business Administration, Dental Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, Forestry & Wildfire Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Aviation Maintenance, Animal Science, Mechanized...

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Reedley College

995 N. Reed Ave
93654 Reedley California
United States of America

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