Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Associate in Science for Transfer

The  Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer, also called the Early Childhood Education AS-T Degree, provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to transfer to a CSU campus, while also serving the diverse needs of students interested in the breadth and depth of the field of early childhood education. Additionally, this degree exposes students to the core principles and practices of the field in order to build a foundation for their future personal, academic, or vocational paths. The degree was designed to facilitate students’ successful transfer to certain 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. 

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
CDE 101 Child Growth & Development 3
CDE 102 Child, Family, & Community 3
CDE 103 Principles & Practices of Teaching 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
CDE 104 Introduction to Curriculum 3
CDE 201 Health, Safety, & Nutrition 3
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3
CSU GE Area B4 Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
CDE 202 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CDE 203 Observation and Assessment 3
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History 3
CSU GE Area B1 Physical Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
CDE 204 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 4
CSU GE Area B2 Life Sciences 3-4
CSU GE Area C1 or C2 Arts or Humanities 3
CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3
PS 001  Introduction to Government 3

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting CSU GE or IGETC GE courses.