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Major Code: 5119
Award: CCL
CIPS Code: 13.1501
Total Credits: 27

Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Instructional Assistance program is designed to prepare students to assist the classroom teacher in grades K through 12. Program requirements include coursework in foundations of education and language as well as practical application coursework, including a practicum within a classroom setting.

Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.

Program Prerequisites


Required Courses

Credits: 18
CFS/ECH176Child Development 3
EDU220Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3
EDU221Introduction to Education 3
EDU222Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDU230Cultural Diversity in Education 3
EDU/ENH291Children's Literature 3

Restricted Electives

Credits: 9
Restricted Electives (BPC110 or CIS105), COM225, and (ENG101 or ENG107) courses are recommended if completing coursework for the Associate in Arts Elementary Education (AAEE) degree.
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) 3
COM225Public Speaking 3
EDU101A+Tutor Training and Practicum (any suffixed course) 1-3
EDU236Classroom Relationships 3
EDU282A+Service-Learning Experience in Education (any suffixed course) 1-3
EDU/HUM/STO292The Art of Storytelling 3
ECH/EDU298A+Special Projects (any suffixed course) 3
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3
Any foreign language course

Program Competencies

  • 1. Implement developmentally and culturally appropriate instructional strategies and materials. (CFS/ECH176, EDU220, EDU222, EDU230)

  • 2. Accommodate field-sensitive and field independent styles of teaching and learning. (EDU221, EDU230)

  • 3. Explain the basic philosophical premises of first and second language acquisition as well as the role of culture in learning. (EDU220, EDU230)

  • 4. Participate in K-12 classroom field experiences as an assistant to the teacher. (EDU220, EDU221)

  • 5. Include multicultural literature in instruction to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity. (EDU230, EDU/ENH291)

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change.

Complete information for CCL - Instructional Assistance can be found HERE

Please refer to the MCCCD CCTA website for official information on all programs.