Early Childhood Education: AS-T Degree
The AS-T in Early Childhood Education is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to the Early Childhood Education major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester units.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate with empathy to develop nurturing relationships with children parents and co-workers as well as support the parent-child relationship.
- Integrate concepts and components of developmentally appropriate practices into the daily curriculum to engage children at their level of understanding and ability.
- Observe and record children’s behavior to be able to integrate the information gathered into daily curriculum that advocates gender, equity and diversity and meets biosocial, cognitive and psychosocial needs.
- Know, pursue, and implement brain development research and theory in teaching.
|CFS-121||Health, Safety & Nutrition||3|
|CFS-122||Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children||3|
|CFS-123||Observation & Assessment||4|
|CFS-140||The Child, Family and Community||3|
|CFS-165||Curriculum and Environments in Early Childhood Programs||3|
|CFS-184||Teaching Children in a Diverse Society||3|
|CFS-223||Student Teaching - Practicum||5|
To receive an Associate Degree for Transfer, students must complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0, and either the California State University General Education (CSU-GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern. Consultation with a Counselor is highly encouraged to ensure all requirements are met.