EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Early Childhood Education Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)

The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college 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. Completion of 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 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 http://www.canyons.edu for more information.
 
Student Learning Outcome
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.


Recommended Pathway to Completion: Early Childhood Education-AS-T
 

Early Childhood Education - Core Certificate of Specialization

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs. 
 

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a teacher in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.
 

Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs. 
 

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as an Infant/Toddler teacher in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.

Early Childhood Education - Preschool Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs.

 

Program Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as an Early Childhood Master Teacher in a Title 5 program.

Early Childhood Education - School-Age Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs.

 

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a School-Age teacher in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.

Early Childhood Education - Special Education Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs.

 

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a Special Education teacher in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.

Early Childhood Education - Supervision & Administration of Children's Programs Certificate of Achievement

The Early Childhood Education program includes core courses in child development and electives from other departments. The purposes include: 1) educating students in the development of the young child; 2) preparing candidates for Child Development permits (awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing, Child Development Division); 3) providing a basis for further study (transfer) and preparation of teacher candidates; and 4) preparing students for work with children in a variety of community settings. CERTIFICATES The Child Development program offers courses leading to a Core Certificate which meets State of California requirements to teach in preschool and childcare settings and several child development program certificates which are suggested for teaching positions in a variety of programs. These can reflect the student's interest in specialized areas such as preschool teaching, infant/toddler development and curriculum, school-age childcare and curriculum, special education and supervision, and administration of children's programs. Program certificate coursework assists students in meeting the State of California Child Development permit requirements. The Child Development permit awarded by the State Commission of Teacher Preparation and Licensing and is required by teachers in such funded programs as Children's Centers and Head Start programs.

 

Student Learning Outcome

Demonstrate proficiency in the core skills and knowledge required for employment as a Supervisor/Administrator in a Title 22 licensed center in the field of Early Childhood.