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

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

Students completing the Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for transfer will be able to seamlessly transfer into the CSU system to pursue a baccalaureate degree in similar majors. Students completing this degree will have an introductory foundation for the field of Early Childhood Education through the study of facts, principles and theories in early childhood education and foundations of best teaching practices for educators in child development. Students will acquire skills and abilities in child development theory, licensing regulations, health, safety, and nutrition; they wil achieve skills needed for employment in the early childhood workforce.

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the major theories and/or principles of Early Childhood Education.
  • Complete lab experience needed for employment in a licensed development facility at an approved site.
  • Explain the requirements for CA Title 22 Licensing Regulations regarding health, safety, nutrition and mandated reporting.

Transfer & Career Opportunities

This Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) degree is intended to meet the lower division requirements for similar degrees for all CSU campuses. Students planning to transfer to institutions other than the CSU are encouraged to consult and a COS counselor for program planning and course selection. Most common career opportunities with a baccalaureate degree include: Educator or Administrator in early childhood programs (i.e., infant/toddler, preschool, school age); Special Education Teacher; Instructional Aide in State Preschool and K-12 school districts; Program Manager of child development programs in single and/or multiple sites; Para Educator (Title I Schools) and Family Support Services Worker.

General Education (37-39 Units)37-39
Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
Required Major Courses (24 Units)24
Child Development-DS 1
Child, Family & Society-DS2
Observation and Assessment-DS3
Principles of ECE-DS3
Practicum In ECE-DS3
Child Health/Safety/Nutri-DS7
Creative Curric/Children-DS3
Teaching in a Diverse Soci-DS3
Electives (3-5 Units)3-5
Select additional transferable courses numbered 1-199 to achieve 60 units.

Course(s) meets General Education requirement and 6 units may be double counted above in 1A (CSU GE).


6 units may be double counted above in 1B (IGETC-CSU). IGETC-CSU requires completion of IGETC AREA 1C.

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer requirements include completion of the 60 unit program defined above with at least 12 units taken in residence at College of the Sequoias with a "C" (2.0) average and a "C" or better grade in all required major and unrestricted electives courses (see Transfer Information and Requirements for additional details).