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Early Childhood Education

Associate in Science Degree for Transfer

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.

Major Core Requirements (26 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
CHST001Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children3 units
CHST002Child Growth and Development3 units
CHST005Diversity - Childhood and Culture3 units
CHST 035 and CHST 035A must be taken together.

Practicum in Early Childhood Education
Field Experience in Early Childhood Education

3 units
2 units
CHST063Child, Family, and Community3 units
CHST066Child Safety, Health and Nutrition3 units
CHST080Introduction to Curriculum3 units
CHST087Observation and Assessment3 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.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Integrate an understanding of the needs, characteristics, and multiple influences on the development of children birth to age eight as it is related to high quality care and education of young children.
  • Develop strategies that promote partnerships between programs, teachers, families, and their communities.
  • Demonstrate ethical standards and professional behaviors that deepen understanding, knowledge and commitment to the Early Childhood profession.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support positive, developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
Last Updated 7/19/23