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Early Childhood Education

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.

A.S. IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION FOR TRANSFER DEGREE (AS-T)*

Dept.
No.
Title
Units
REQUIRED COURSES:
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
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 59 of the 2015-16 COD Catalog.