Child Development

AS-T in Early Childhood Education

The Associate of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education for Transfer is an AS-T degree designed for students who complete this program to be able to complete their upper division coursework in only two additional years at a CSU.

Degree Checklist

Recommended Course Pathway to earn AS-T in Early Childhood Education

(If you want to earn the Master Teacher Permit, additional required courses are indicated with *)

  • Fall 1
    • CHDEV 1 Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children (Major Requirement and Area E) 3 units
    • CHDEV 10 Child Growth and Development (Major Requirement) 3 units
    • ENGL 100 College Composition (Area A2) 3 units
    • ASTRO 10 Introduction to Astronomy (Area B1) 3 units

      12 Units Total
  • Spring 1
    • CHDEV 20 Child, Family, and Community (Major Requirement and Area D) 3 units
    • CHDEV 62 Introduction to Curriculum for Young Children (Major Requirement) 3 units
    • Math 120 Number Systems (Area B4) 4 units
    • English 124 Children’s Literature (Area C2) 3 units
      *CHDEV 83 Field Experience in an Early Childhood Program for 3 units if you are not or have not worked in a licensed early childhood program.
      *13-16 units Total
  • Summer 1
    • HIST 29, 30, 38, 46, 47, 52, 56, 57, 60, or 061 (Area C-2 and American Gov and Institutions) choose just one. 3 units
    • CHDEV 65 Health, Safety, and Nutrition in Early Childhood Programs (Major Requirement) 3 units

      6 units units total
  • Fall 2
    • CHDEV 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society (Major Requirement) 3 units
    • CHDEV 11 Observation and Assessment (Major Requirement) 3 units
    • BIOSC 7, 8, or 10 (Area B-1 and B-2) choose just one. 4 units
    • POLSC 10 (Area D and American Gov and Inst) 3 units
      First half of Specialization Course required for the Master Teacher Permit *(CHDEV 30, 35, 40, or 55) choose just one. 3 units

      *13- 16 units total 
  • Spring 2
    • CHDEV 90 Student Teaching Practicum in Childhood Education 4 units
    • ENGL 220, 221 or 230 choose just one. 3 units
      Second half of Specialization Course for the Master Teacher Permit
    • ART 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 35 DRAMA 15, 16, 25, 70, 72 HUMAN 35, MUSIC 10, 12, 15, 17 SPAN 61 choose just one. 3 units                                                                     *(CHDEV 31, 37, 41, or 57) choose just one. 3 units                                       *CHDEV 92 (Adult Supervision Course Required for the Master Teacher) Permit 2 units

      *10-15 Units total
  • Summer 2
    • ETHN 45 (Area F requirement) 3 units
    • SPCH 40/110 3 units

      6 units total