Educational Studies: Teach Your Career/Community College Teaching (Coastline)

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This certificate is designed to address the teacher shortage in qualified CTE instructors in the community college and to involve an untapped resource: career professionals who would like to acquire the skills to enable them to teach their career. The certificate represents a response to Strong Work Force recommendations, focusing on increasing Increase the pool of qualified CTE instructors, based on the conclusion that there is an urgent need for CTE programs to have more flexibility in hiring industry experts by expanding equivalency processes and definitions.

Developed for future community college CTE instructors who may not meet the existing college hiring standard but possess significant industry experience, this pathway to classroom teaching is based on the idea that oftentimes professionals in the industry are highly skilled in their area of expertise, but lack a Master’s Degree. These same professionals frequently possess extensive industry experience, third-party industry certifications, and completion of applicable training that meets designated equivalency criteria.

The certificate is especially or students who prefer online classes and/or cannot always attend traditional face-to-face classes due to employment, marital status, family responsibilities, distance, and expenses incurred with traditional education schedules. All certificate classes are online.

Especially appropriate for students with an AA and six years of professional experience (or in the process of earning an AA) OR Bachelor’s degree and two years of professional experience or students who possess a combination of education and experience that is at least equivalent to the above.

Possible employment/ illustrative examples: teaching job, community college for an adult with an AA and at least 6 years of professional experience or a BA with two years of professional experience; other teaching areas where traditional credential requirements are waived for experience; tutor; homework “helper”, curriculum developer in area of expertise; camp counselor; outdoor education specialist, depending on area of expertise.

Required Core: Select ALL from the following:

EDUC C202 – CTE/Community College Teaching (3 Units)*

EDUC C211 – Media Literacy Toolkit for Teachers (3 Units)*

EDUC C103 – Introduction to Computers in Education: Technology Proficiencies for Teachers 1 (2 Units)*

EDUC C101 – Tutor Training (1 Unit)*

PSYC C118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology (3 Units)*

ENGL C100 – Freshman Composition (4 Units)*

 or CMST C110 – Public Speaking (3 Units)*

 or CMST C100 – Interpersonal Communication (3 Units)*

EDUC C104 – Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contemporary Classroom (1 Unit)*

*The courses noted with an asterisk were offered online at least once at this college during Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 academic terms.

Coastline’s Educational Studies Website

The courses listed above may or may not be offered online every term at this college. Visit the college’s website (below) for online options in its class schedule.  If you don’t find what you need, search our online course finder to locate an equivalent online course currently available from another college.

Important Note: Some of the courses listed above may require the completion of prerequisites. We encourage all students to meet with a counselor, onsite or online, to create an education plan that will provide the most efficient pathway to program completion.

Coastline Community College Website