Early Care Education

Certificate Information

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Career Pathway

Associated Programs

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.

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities and Fine Arts
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

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

Term 1

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC CFS176 or
Child Development 3
RC EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL) 3
RC EDU221 Introduction to Education 3
RC EDU291 or
Children's Literature 3
RE Restricted Electives 3

Term 2

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RC EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
RC EDU230 Cultural Diversity In Education 3
RE Restricted Electives 6

Program Electives

Course Name Prerequisites Notes Credits
RE BPC110 or
Computer Usage and Applications or
Survey of Computer Information Systems
RE EDU101++ Tutor Training and Practicum 1–3
RE EDU236 Classroom Relationships 3
RE EDU282++ Service-Learning Experience in Education 1–3
RE EDU292 or
HUM292 or
The Art of Storytelling 3
RE ECH298 or
Special Projects 3
RE ENG101 or
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
RE Any foreign language course 3–4


Restricted Electives (BPC110 or CIS105), COM225, and (ENG101 or ENG107) are recommended to complete required coursework for the Associate in Arts Elementary Education (AA-EE) degree

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and 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 in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Instructional Assistance (https://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/acres.woa/wa/freeForm?id=92540).