Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education

The Associate in 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.

Required CoursesUnits
ECE 001Principles and 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
Electives (with Advisor approval)14
COD General Education Pattern20
Kinesiology Activities2
DEGREE TOTAL60