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The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer, also called the Early Childhood Education AS-T Degree, provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of early childhood education. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths. The degree was designed to facilitate students’ successful transfer to certain California State University (CSU) campuses that prepare them for advanced study in a variety of graduate programs, as well as a variety of careers such as teaching, Child Development Specialist, Program Directors, and Child Life Specialists. This degree requires students to complete 60 CSU transferable units including completion of CSU GE or IGETC and 24 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Title 5 requires that students earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. There are no additional graduation requirements. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.


Dept. No. Title Units
ECE 1 Principles & Practices of Teaching 3
ECE 10 Child Growth & Development 3
ECE 12 Child, Family and Community 3
ECE 40 Intro to Curriculum 3
ECE 44 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3
ECE 45 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
ECE 46B Observation & Assessment 3
ECE 47A Practicum in ECE 3
  Required Subtotal 24
CSU General Education Pattern1
  Transferable Elcetives2 (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)

1 Units for the major may be double counted for CSU GE only (not IGETC), confer with Counselor.
2 Elective units to reach 60-unit total must be CSU transferable, confer with Counselor.
* Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB1440) on page 59 of the 2015-16 COD Catalog.