Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3119
First Term: 2014 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
CIP Code: 13.1501

Occupational Area: Education and Training
Instructional Council: Education (56)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Instructional Assistance program is designed to prepare students for employment as an assistant to the classroom teacher in grades K through 12. The program emphasizes the philosophical, cultural, and linguistic processes involved in teaching children through required coursework in foundations of education combined with practical application within practicum experiences.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
CFS/ECH176 Child Development 3
EDU220 Introduction to Serving English Language Learners 3
EDU221 Introduction to Education 3
EDU222 Introduction to the Exceptional Learner 3
EDU230 Cultural Diversity in Education 3

Students must select one of the following technology/computer usage courses
BPC110 Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
ETL102 Educational Application of Technology (1) 1-3
Credits: 16-18

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)
6. Evaluate and apply various computer/technology applications for educational purposes. (BPC110, CIS105, ETL102)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 24, 2014

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 in order to reflect the most current information available.