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Education Bilingual Teacher Aide

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Beginning Spring 2016, this program is no longer accepting new students. Please refer to CCC’s other Education offerings.

​The program is also for public school bilingual aides who plan to work in bilingual or English as a Second Language programs.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

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Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

276

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Prerequisites

  CH

Program General Requirements

15 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor.  The A.A.S. model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement. ​

Program Core Requirements

34 CH

 

Child Development
CHLD DV 101-1
Human Growth & Development I 4
This course provides a foundation in theory and principles of human development, from conception to early adolescence, including an in-depth study of physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and language development, including children's play. Five hours observing young children, ranging in age from birth to age eight, are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 102
Human Growth & Development II 3
Continuation of Child Development 101. Emphasizes adolescence through late adulthood. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Child Development 101, OR Consent of Department Chairperson
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 107
Health Safety And Nutrition 3
This introductory course explores practices that promote good nutrition, dental, physical and mental health, as well as the safety of infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-aged children in group settings. The course has a dual emphasis on the health, safety, and nutrition of young children and adult students. Health, lifestyle, preventative health, community resources, and emergency response procedures are examined. This course introduces cultural beliefs that influence health, safety, and nutrition. It explores ethical and legal responsibilities of adults in protecting the emotional and physical well-being of young children. Five observation hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required. Writing assignments and oral presentations, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 201
Observation, Assessment, & Documentation to Support Young Children & Families 3
This course provides an examination of developmentally appropriate techniques for observing, documenting, and assessing the development of young children in order to inform curriculum planning and promote positive guidance strategies. The course emphasizes a strengths-based approach to assessment that includes building partnerships with families and professional colleagues. Self-reflection is a major component of the course as well as the examination of bias in the observation and assessment of young children from diverse backgrounds. 15 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101, 107,120, and 149 OR Consent of Department Chairperson. Grade of C or better or Concurrent enrollment in CHLD DV 109, 143 OR CHLD DV 262 is recommended.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
CHLD DV 262-1
Child, Family & Community Relations 3
This course explores the importance of building positive relationships between young children, their families, the community, and the early childhood setting. It examines issues of diversity, multiculturalism, and anti-bias approaches in working with young children, their families, and the community as well as current policies, and practices that influence families. This course promotes self-reflection, cross cultural communication, and sensitivity to cultural, linguistic, and ability diversity. 5 hours observing young children in an early childhood education setting are required for the course. Writing assignments and oral presentations as appropriate to the discipline are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 101 AND CHLD DV 120, OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Education
EDUC 260
Principles of Practice in Elementary Education 3
Organizational procedures, curriculum, principles of classroom management, and the role of the teacher in stimulating learning. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King
Linguistics
LING 101
Language And Culture 3
Examines the relationship between language and culture. Includes the language socialization of children, gender differences in language, standard varieties and dialects of language, the effects of language on thought, and the nature of language in personal relationships. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman

Additional Requirements

  CH

Linguistics

102 Introduction to Linguistics (3)

103 Instructional Media for Second Language Teaching (3)

104 Cross Cultural/Multicultural Education (3)

201 Issues in First and Second Language Acquisition (3)

Program Elective Requirements

6 CH
Students should meet with a college​ advisor to choose elective courses.

Area of Focus

  CH

Focus Electives

  CH

Required Work-Based Learning Courses

6 CH
Education
EDUC 269-1
Practicum in Elementary Education-16 Wks. 6
Students spend 20 hours per week, under supervision, as a teacher aide in primary grade classroom, 8 or 16 weeks; course includes 2-hour weekly seminar. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in CHLD DV 102 and CHLD DV 107 and EDUC 256 and Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Kennedy-King Olive-Harvey
Total Minimum Credit Hours
 

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