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
  1. Communicate with empathy to develop nurturing relationships with children parents and co-workers as well as support the parent-child relationship.
  2. Integrate concepts and components of developmentally appropriate practices into the daily curriculum to engage children at their level of understanding and ability.
  3. 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.
  4. Know, pursue, and implement brain development research and theory in teaching.
Degree Requirements
Required Courses
CFS-120Child Development3
CFS-121Health, Safety & Nutrition3
CFS-122Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CFS-123Observation & Assessment4
CFS-140The Child, Family and Community3
CFS-165Curriculum and Environments in Early Childhood Programs3
CFS-184Teaching Children in a Diverse Society3
CFS-223Student Teaching - Practicum5
Total Units27

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.