Associate of Science in
Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Mt. San Antonio College
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer requires students to critically analyze child development theory, developmentally appropriate approaches, and instructional strategies that positively influence children’s learning and development. Students explore the importance of developmental domains and use their knowledge to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful curricula and environments that promote comprehensive developmental learning outcomes for children. Child observation, documentation, and assessment are explored as essential practices in order to develop effective curricula and interventions. The California Title 22 regulations, standards, and policies required for early care and education programs are examined. Ethical guidelines, professional practices, and advocacy are assessed to inform future practitioners of standards in the early childhood profession.
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree qualifies students for transfer to a California State University (CSU) to complete a Baccalaureate degree in Early Childhood Education or related majors. To earn an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree, a student must complete 60-semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU including only CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 24 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
- CHLD 1 Child, Family, School, and Community 3
- CHLD 5 Principles and Practices in Child Development Programs 3
- CHLD 6 Introduction to Child Development Curriculum 3
- CHLD 11 Child and Adolescent Development 3
- CHLD 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
- CHLD 64 Health, Safety, and Nutrition of Children 3
- CHLD 66 Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment 2
- CHLD 66L Early Childhood Development Observation and Assessment Laboratory 1
- CHLD 67 Early Childhood Education Practicum 2
- CHLD 67L Early Childhood Education Practicum Laboratory 1 or CHLD 86 Infant Toddler Practicum Seminar 2
- CHLD 87 Infant Toddler Practicum Field Work Experience 1
Total Units for Major 24
- CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern* 39-42
Total Units 60
*Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.