Early Childhood Education AS Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate
Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sec-
tions 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California
State University (CSU) campus for any community col-
lege student who completes an “associate degree for
transfer,” a newly established variation of the associate
degrees traditionally offered at a California community
college. The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the
Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for
students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a
similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing
these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission
to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or
major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students
must complete:

1. 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:     
    a. The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum
        (IGETC) or the California State University General Education –
        Breadth Requirements.
    b. 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 also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of
catalog publication, a student may earn an AS-T in Early
Childhood Education. Additional majors are being developed. Please see a counselor or visit canyons.edu/online counseling for more information.

Student Learning Outcome: 
Students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as an Early Childhood Educator in a Title 22 or Title 5 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood
Education.


Program Requirements:

Units Required: 24

ECE 101
Child Growth and Development | 3.0 units
ECE 121
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children | 3.0 units
ECE 123
Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children | 3.0 units
ECE 125
Child, Family, and Community | 3.0 units
ECE 127
Health, Safety, Nutrition for Children | 3.0 units
ECE 129
Observation and Assessment | 3.0 units
ECE 131
Practicum - Field Experience  | 3.0 units
ECE 165
Teaching Children in a Diverse Community | 3.0 units
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