Early Childhood Education

Associate In Science In Early Childhood Education For Transfer Degree 2019-2020

(MAJOR #C.5605.AS-T)

Majoring in Child Development prepares students for jobs in a variety of early care and education settings as well as in related fields working with children and families. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree is designed for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at the CSU campus.

Major requirements (24 units minimum)
A grade of “C” or better is required in the following courses:


Required Core:
Course Course Description Units C-ID
CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3 ECE 120
CHDEV 3 Introduction to Curriculum 3 ECE 130
CHDEV 6 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education 3 ECE 220
CHDEV 15 Diversity and Culture in Early Care and Education Programs 3 ECE 230
CHDEV 20 Observation and Assessment 3 ECE 200
CHDEV 30 Child, Family, and Community 3 CDEV 110
CHDEV 37A Early Childhood Practicum 3 ECE 210
CHDEV 39 Child Growth and Development 3 CDEV 100

Total units for major does not include required general education or pre-requisite courses.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Integrate understanding of the needs, the characteristics, and multiple influences on development of all children birth to age eight as related to high quality care and education of young children.

  2. Analyze, demonstrate, and evaluated effective practice in working with young children.

  3. Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support positive developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.

  4. Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies that support all children’s social learning, identity, and self-confidence.

  5. Apply ethical standards and professional behaviors that demonstrate understanding and knowledge, deepening the commitment to Early Care and Education profession.


To obtain the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree, students must complete the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60-semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:
    1. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth requirements.
    2. A minimum of 18-semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) also require that students must earn a “C” grade or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

To see what CSU campuses accept this degree go to www.adegreewithaguarantee.com


2019-2020 Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree