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Early Childhood Education

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR TRANSFER DEGREE

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
REQUIRED COURSES:
ECE
1
Principles and Practices of Teaching
3
ECE
10
Child Growth & Development
3
ECE
12
Child, Family & Community
3
ECE
40
Introduction To Curriculum
3
ECE
44
Health, Safety & Nutrition
3
ECE
45
Teaching In a Diverse Society
3
ECE
46B
Observation and Assessment
3
ECE
47A
Practicum In Early Childhood Education
3
 
Required Subtotal
24
39
 
Transferable Electives2 (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
 
DEGREE TOTAL
60
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 42 of the 2017-18 COD Catalog.

 
 

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education for employment, also called the Early Childhood Education AS Degree for Employment Preparation, provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to pursue employment in early childhood education 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 pursuit in a variety of careers in Early Childhood Education such as Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Child Development Specialist. This degree requires students to complete 60 units of course work including completion of 24 units in the major with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Students should consult with a counselor for educational planning or an advisor for more information on the degree and permit opportunities. Graduates with this degree will meet the requirements for a Teacher permit in child development issued by the California Teacher Credentialing Commission.​
 
Dept.
No.
Title
Units
REQUIRED COURSES:
ECE
1
Principles and Practices of Teaching
3
ECE
10
Child Growth & Development
3
ECE
12
Child, Family & Community
3
ECE
40
Introduction To Curriculum
3
ECE
44
Health, Safety & Nutrition
3
ECE
45
Teaching In A Diverse Society
3
ECE
46B
Observation and Assessment
3
ECE
47A
Practicum In Early Childhood Education
3
 
Required Subtotal
24
COD General Education Pattern (with Advisor approval)
20
 
Electives (with Advisor approval)
14
​​ Kinesiology Activities​​ 2
 
DEGREE TOTAL
60