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    Apr 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog: September 2023 Edition 
    
2023-2024 Catalog: September 2023 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Early Childhood Education for Transfer, AS-T


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Students majoring in Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T in Early Childhood) build a strong theoretical and practical background working with preschool-age-children and their families. Students learn ways of meeting the emotional, physical, social, and cognitive needs of the young child. The program prepares students for immediate employment working as teachers or aides in childcare or other early childhood care-giving environments and provides a foundation of understanding and skills for those interested in careers providing services to children and families.

Pursuant to SB1440, section 66756, to earn an AS-T in Early Childhood degree students must:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses.

  • Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0.

  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major.

  • Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Knows and understands young children’s characteristics and needs.

  • Use developmental knowledge to create healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging learning environments.

  • Knows and understands the multiple influences on development and learning.

  • Knows about and understands family and community characteristics.

  • Support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.

  • Understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment.

Potential Careers

  • Associate Teacher in Early Childhood

  • Master Teacher in Early Childhood

  • Teacher in Early Childhood

Total Units Required: 24


* HD 7/PSYC 7 and HD 15/SOC 15 are cross-listed courses. Area credit given in one area only.

To earn the associate for transfer degree:


See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree for transfer graduation requirements.

Third-party credentialing:


Third-party credentialing may be subject to change without notice. This information is accurate as of the publication date of this catalog. For the most current information, please consult with the area dean.

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