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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Field of Interest
- Academic Plan
- Instructional Assistance (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Program Notes
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
What You’ll Learn
This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:
- Implement developmentally and culturally appropriate instructional strategies and materials.
- Accommodate field-sensitive and field independent styles of teaching and learning.
- Explain the basic philosophical premises of first and second language acquisition as well as the role of culture in learning.
- Participate in K-12 classroom field experiences as an assistant to the teacher.
- Include multicultural literature in instruction to increase cultural awareness and sensitivity.
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Child Development or Child Development||SB||3|
|EDU220||Introduction to Serving English Language Learners (ELL)||3|
|EDU221||Introduction to Education||SB||3|
|Children's Literature or Children's Literature||HU||3|
|EDU222||Introduction to the Exceptional Learner||C, SB||3|
|EDU230||Cultural Diversity In Education||C||3|
|Computer Usage and Applications or Survey of Computer Information Systems||CS||3|
|The Art of Storytelling or The Art of Storytelling or The Art of Storytelling||C, HU||3|
|ECH298 or Special Projects||No requisites or Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.||RE||3|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+). or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097 or WAC101, or a grade of B or better in ALT100, or (a grade of C in ALT100 AND Corequisites: ENG101LL or ENG107LL OR WAC101 OR ENG100A+).||FYC||3|
|Any foreign language course||RE|
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Course Area Key
Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Instructional Assistance (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=92540).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2021-2022||(Current) 5/25/2021 – 5/23/2022|
|2020-2021||5/26/2020 – 5/24/2021|
|2019-2020||5/28/2019 – 5/25/2020|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|