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Welcome to the Education & Human Development (EHD) Department at Cañada College.  We support students interested in working with children and families in their communities.  Whether exploring careers in education, social work, and/or community organizations EHD can help you achieve your goals.


Education Pathways: Students may choose from the following programs:

Early Childhood Education (ECE) - Earn certificates and/or degrees to become eligible for the Child Development Permit issued by the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Youth and After School (YAS) - Complete coursework to gain foundational skills to work in after-school programs and in diverse learning settings.

Elementary Teacher Education - Pursue a teaching career in the elementary grades.  The Associates of Arts Degree to Transfer provides priority transfer to California State Universities.   

Social Work & Human Services Pathways: Students interested in social work and related professions may complete a Certificate of Achievement in Human Services Paraprofessional which can lead to the Social Work & Human Services Associate in Arts Degree to Transfer. 


For more information about the required courses, see Degrees/Certificates and meet with an Academic Counselor

For questions about the Education & Human Development Department, see Contact Us.

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