Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Associate in Science

The Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education for employment preparation provides a clearly articulated curricular track for students who wish to pursue employment in early childhood education 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 pursuit in a variety of careers in Early Childhood Education such as Assistant Teacher, Teacher, Child Development Specialist.  

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
COD GE Area C2 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
KINE  Kinesiology Activity 1
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any math course from COD GE Area C4 B. 3-4


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C5 Personal Growth and Development 3

Semester 3 

Course Code Title Units
CDE 202 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3
CDE 203 Observation and Assessment 3
  Major Electives 7
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
CDE 204 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 4
  Major Electives 6
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanitites and Culture 3

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE courses.

Major Electives List