Early Childhood Education AS-T 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 must earn a “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.

Required Core CoursesUnits
ECE 001Principles & Practices of Teaching3
ECE 010Child Growth & Development3
ECE 012Child, Family & Community3
ECE 040Introduction to Curriculum3
ECE 044Health, Safety & Nutrition3
ECE 045Teaching in a Diverse Society3
ECE 046BObservation and Assessment3
ECE 047APracticum in Early Childhood Education3
Required Subtotal24
CSU General Education Pattern 139
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2
DEGREE TOTAL60

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (SB 1440).