Early Childhood Education is the study of the physical, social-emotional and cognitive growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence. The purpose of this major is to provide a sound academic program in child development and to prepare students to work with children and families in a variety of school and community settings. Early Childhood Education students pursue careers in early care and education, early childhood program administration; parent education; elementary school teaching; community college teaching; or work with a variety of counseling, social service and community agencies
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in Child Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Child, Human Development, Education, or a “similar” major at a CSU campus. Students completing this AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not necessarily to a particular CSU campus or major of their choice. For a current list of what majors (and what options or areas of emphasis within that major) have been designed as “similar” to this degree at each CSU campus, please refer to adegreewithaguarantee.com and seek guidance from a Moorpark College counselor. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not necessarily to a particular campus or major of choice.
To earn an AS-T in Early Childhood Education, students must complete the following:
- Complete of 60 semester or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
- The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE-Breadth) requirements
- A minimum of 24.5 semester units in Early Childhood Education major as listed in the Moorpark College catalog.
- Obtain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least2.0. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some transfer institutions and majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
- Obtain a grade of “C” or better or “P” in all courses required in the major. Even though a “pass-no-pass” is allowed (Title 5 §55063), it is highly recommended that students complete their major courses with a letter grade (A, B, or C).
- Complete requirements in residency. For students in the Ventura County Community College District, a minimum of 12 units must be completed in residency at the college granting the degree.
Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T in Early Childhood Education will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major at a particular campus). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor to obtain more information on university admission and transfer requirements.
|CD M02||Human Development: Infancy through Adolescence||3|
|CD M03/M03H||Child, Family, and Community||3|
|CD M04||Observation and Assessment||2|
|CD M04L||Observation and Assessment Laboratory||1|
|CD M05||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3|
|CD M11||Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education||3|
|CD M12||Early Childhood Education Teaching Practicum||2|
|CD M12L||ECE Teaching Practicum Lab||1.5|
|CD M14||Introduction to Curriculum||3|
|CD M23||Health, Safety, & Nutrition||3|
|Total Required Major Units: 24.5|
|CSU General Education-Breadth: 39|
Double-Counted Units: 9
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 5.5
|IGETC Pattern: 37. NOTE: IGETC 1C is required for all CSU applicants. Students applying to a UC or Private school may earn this ADT without IGETC 1C but will be ineligible to apply to a CSU.|
Double-Counted Units: 6
Electives to meet 60 CSU units: 4.5
|Total Units Required for the AS-T Degree: 60|