Early Childhood Education, Associate in Science for Transfer
The Early Childhood Education Program educates and trains students in developmentally appropriate practice guided by principles established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to work with children from infancy through middle childhood. Through a broad range of theoretical perspectives, students examine child growth and development, gain experience in observation and use of appropriate guidance techniques, learn to plan and implement curriculum, and demonstrate knowledge of state licensing regulations for child care and development programs. The Early Childhood Education Program prepares students to teach in child care and development programs, to transfer to four-year institutions, and to participate in the broader society as child advocates. Program curriculum is aligned with the Child Development Permit Matrix and with the Curriculum Alignment Project.
Minimum Units Required: 60
Complete one of the following general education patterns:
Students must double-count the following courses to stay within the prescribed 60-unit limit, to satisfy subject requirements in GE and in the major. The units will only be counted once.
CDEV 021: Partial satisfaction of CSU-GE Area D, 3 units
CDEV 026: Satisfaction of CSU-GE Area E, 3 units
Courses Within the Major
Complete 24 required units for the major. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Complete elective coursework to achieve the minimum 60-unit requirement.