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The Child Development Associate in Applied Science Degree program is designed to prepare students for employment in preschool programs. Graduates may be employed as teacher assistants in public kindergartens, as teachers or directors in private and preschool programs, and as teacher assistants in Head Start. Classes in this program are designed to meet the Alabama state minimum standard qualifications for a director, program director, and teacher in a licensed child care center.
The Associate in Science Degree program is designed for individuals who plan to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
The Child Development Certificate program offers the student background knowledge of all stages of child growth and development; training and practical experience in conducting all types of learning activities with children; knowledge and application of techniques in positive guidance and discipline, health, safety, and first aid practices, and a basic knowledge of the state minimum standards for daycare centers and homes.
Employment of teacher assistants is expected to grow by 10 percent between 2006 and 2016, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Median annual earnings of teacher assistants in May 2010 were $23,220. The middle 50 percent earned between $16,430 and $26,160 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $31,610. (Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics).
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Dr. Marcie Hill, Program Director