The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree (Early Childhood Education AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing the degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.
A student graduating with Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree may transfer to a CSU Campus to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Communication, Human Services, and Liberal Studies.
To earn an Early Childhood Education AS-T degree, students must complete:
- Certified completion of 60 semester units 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-CSU) 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 on transfer courses.
- Obtainment of a "C" grade or better, or "P," in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. Although a "P" grade is allowed (Title 5, Section 55063), it is recommended that students take the course for a letter grade (A, B, or C) due to unit limitations on "P/NP" courses.
- Complete a minimum of 12 units in residency at the college granting the degree.
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See a counselor or consult assist.org, especially if you plan to transfer to a UC campus or a college or university other than CSU.
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply general knowledge of development in the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial domains from conception through early childhood, including knowledge about typical and atypucal development.
- Demonstrate awareness of and skills in intentional teaching consistent with developmentally appropriate practices.
- Demonstrate principles of curriculum planning and environmental design that are consistent with current best practices and components of the California Early Learning system for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool.
- Demonstrate and apply professional and ethical standards of behavior in the college classroom or workplace with children, families, colleagues, and coworkers.