The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree (AS-T in Early Childhood Education) is a 60 unit program that provides students the lower division coursework required for transfer to a CSU institution for the major in Child Development. Students completing the BA/BS in Child Development will be prepared to enter the fields of education, social welfare, parent education, child advocacy, counseling, and public health. Students who complete the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree (AS-T in Early Childhood Education) will be able to apply ethical guidelines and advocacy skills to maintain standards of high quality care and education for young children. Students must complete the following requirements: 1. 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units 2. the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. 3. a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district. 4. obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. 5. earn a grade of C (or P) or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Required Core (26 units)
|Course Number||Course Title||Units|
|CHST001||Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children||3 units|
|CHST002||Child Growth and Development||3 units|
|CHST005||Diversity - Childhood and Culture||3 units|
|CHST 035 and CHST 035A must be taken together.|
Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Field Experience in Early Childhood Education
|CHST063||Child, Family, and Community||3 units|
|CHST066||Child Safety, Health and Nutrition||3 units|
|CHST080||Introduction to Curriculum||3 units|
|CHST087||Observation and Assessment||3 units|
Total Major Units: 26 units
CSU transferable electives courses are required when the major units plus transfer GE units total is less than 60.