If you want to work in the classroom but don’t yet have a bachelor’s degree in education, consider Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Educational Support Specialist.
You’ll be prepared for work as a teaching assistant in both public and private schools. Course work includes:
- Language arts
- Social studies
- Child behavior guidance
Few careers are as satisfying. See why today!
Apply all the credits from this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development.
TCC's Educational Support Specialist Career Studies Certificate consists of 1 semester of part-time study, with classes held on all campuses.
Estimated Program Cost*:
18 credits x $185.35 per credit = $3,336.30 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2018 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
While some graduates find employment after earning the certificate, you can continue working toward your Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Development or other career studies certificates.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill® and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Just one semester!
Hands-on classes taught by student-centered faculty who hold numerous leadership positions in the community
Observation hours built into every class
Research-based curriculum reflects National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Core Values and Standards. TCC is seeking this national accreditation
TCC is the Eastern Region lead for Virginia Quality, the statewide early childhood program
TCC participates in the Quality Rating and Improvement System – or QRIS – which assures parents that their children’s day care centers and preschools have qualified teachers and caregivers and enriching programs
Working to impact children and future leaders
State renews funding of TCC initiative to improve early-childhood education
Linda Owens and daughter Danielle both earned associate degrees on the same day.