Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Transfer (AS-T)
USD 7,120 / per semester *
Earliest start date
* this is for a standard 15 credit semester including fees / price may vary depending on how many credits are taken
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education (ECE) for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower-division requirements for ECE majors (or majors that have been deemed similar in the CSU system).
The AS-T degree prepares students to function in a variety of early childhood programs and services and is for students who seek to transfer to a California State University institution or to prepare for a career in early childhood education by meeting the requirements to work in public or private child care facilities.
Successful completion of the program with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0 affords students specific guarantees for transfer to the CSU system such as admission to a CSU with junior status, priority admission to their local CSU campus, and to a program or major in ECE or similar major. Students interested in the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree should consult with the Child Development Department Chair and a counselor.
As required by Senate Bill (SB) 1440 (Padilla) and California Education Code (CEC) section 66746(a), Associate Degrees for Transfer require:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to California State University.
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.
- A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
- Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
- A grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate developmentally and culturally appropriate practice, including managing the physical, temporal and interpersonal environments.
- Assess the learning environment and the children using standard assessment tools to form plans of action.
- Communicate effectively orally, and in writing, in a childcare setting with children, families & co-workers.
- Work independently, and as a team member, in an effective manner while continuously strengthening leadership skills.
- Advocate within the community for the continued support of children and families.
Major Core Courses
- Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
- Child Growth and Development 3
- Observation and Assessment 3
- The Child, the Family and the Community 3
- Introduction to Curriculum 3
- Practicum-Field Experience 5
- Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
- Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
Total Units for the Major 26
Total Degree Units (maximum) 60
The Early Childhood Education AS-T program prepares students to function in a variety of early childhood programs and services. The program is for those who seek to prepare for a career in early childhood education/child development by meeting the requirement to work in public or private child care facilities or to transfer to a four-year college or university. Those completing the AS-T in Early Childhood Education will be able to transfer to the 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. With a BA in ECE/Child Development, students are eligible for the Master Teacher and Site Supervisor levels of the CA Child Development Permit, using the Alternative Qualifications category.