Plan Code: 5501B/C
This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year degree program in Child Development or Early Childhood Education. A four-year degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education is suitable preparation for application to multiple subject (elementary education) teaching credential programs. An AST degree in Early Childhood Education fulfills the state education requirement for a fully qualified teacher in a public or private early childhood setting Students who complete this degree will receive priority admission with junior status into the CSU system.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Design, implement, and evaluate environments and activities that support optimum developmental play and learning outcomes for all young children.
- Demonstrate responsive care and teaching practices for young children through the integration of assessment, theory, and practice.
- Apply effective guidance and interaction strategies to support children's social learning, peer relations, and self-confidence.
- Incorporate ethical and professional standards engaging in collaborative learning and reflective practices.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|CDECE 19||Health, Safety and Nutrition DS7||3|
|CDECE 45||Child & Adolescent Development DS1||3|
|CDECE 48||Child, Family and Community D2||3|
|CDECE 50||Intro to Curriculum for Young Children||3|
|CDECE 53||Principles and Practices||3|
|CDECE 61||Teaching in a Diverse Society D3||3|
|CDECE 66||Observation and Assessment DS3||3|
|CDECE 68||Practicum D3||3|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.