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: 
1. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of types of programs for young children, the history of early care and education in the United States, the ethical standards, NAEYC professional preparation standards, and the California Early Childhood Educator Competencies which support professionalism in the field of early childhood education.

2. Design and implement environments and curriculum which support positive development and learning through play for all children including the cycle of observation, assessment and planning.

3. Articulate an understanding of typical and atypical development of young children from birth - 8 including health, safety, and nutritional aspects of development​.

4. Develop strategies that promote partnerships and equity between programs, teachers, diverse families and their communities.


Program Requirements:

Units Required: 24

ECE 100 
Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children | 3.0 units
ECE 101
Child Growth and Development | 3.0 units
ECE 102
Child, Family, and Community | 3.0 units
ECE 103
Observation and Assessment | 3.0 units
ECE 104
Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children | 3.0 units
ECE 105
Health, Safety, Nutrition for Children | 3.0 units
ECE 106 
The Role of Equity and Diversity in Early Childhood Education  | 3.0 units
ECE 200 
Practicum - Field Experience | 3.0 units

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Associate Degree Check List

Early Childhood Education AS-T Pathway (sequence of suggested courses)

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