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Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T)

The AS-T in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students planning to transfer to a California State University for a bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education by providing lower division course preparation. This degree facilitates a clearly defined career pathway for students wishing to pursue a career in early childhood development and care.

The following is required for the AS-T in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree:

  1. Minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
  3. Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major.
  4. A grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major.
  5. Certified completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern; see Degree Requirements and Transfer Information section for more information. Note: if following IGETC, IGETC-CSU must be followed for admission to a CSU.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Integrate the key developmental concepts and teaching strategies into a cogently articulated philosophy of early childhood education and care.
  • Employ appropriate classroom organizational and management techniques in a variety of early childhood education settings, including the implementation of curriculum that is well planned, developmentally appropriate, and based on the interests and needs of the children.
  • Survey, assemble, and expand curricula resources for use in specific early childhood classrooms and centers.
  • Apply and implement effective and sensitive discipline and guidance strategies directly with children.
  • Clearly demonstrate the ability to plan child development programs which deliberately intend to advance, stimulate or otherwise enhance children’s physical, intellectual, emotional and social development in ways which are appropriate to the children’s developmental level.
  • Assess their own professional competence and progress and develop a plan for professional career steps and growth.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

CD-123Principles and Practices of Programs and Curriculum for Young Children3
CD-125Child Growth and Development3
CD-130Curriculum: Design and Implementation3
CD-131Child, Family and Community3
CD-134Health, Safety and Nutrition of Young Children3
CD-153Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CD-212Practicum in Early Childhood Education3
CD-213Observation and Assessment3
Units in the Major24
Double-Counted Units6
Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)37-39
Total Transferable Elective Units3-5
Total Units60