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 will achieve skills needed for employment in the early childhood workforce. This degree is aligned with the California Child Development permit matrix. 

Program Outcomes

  • Identify the major theories and/or principles of Early Childhood Education.
  • Plan and implement a teaching day in a licensed child development facility at an approved site.
  • Demonstrate application of professional behaviors and ethical standards in a licensed child development facility at an approved site. 

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. 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, paraprofessional in State Preschool and K-12 school districts, Program Manager of child development programs in single and/or multiple sites, Family Support Services Worker, parent educator, special education instructional assistant, behavior interventionist, case manager, etc.

Program Requirements 

Select one of the following General Education patterns:
California State University General Education (CSU-GE) *
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC-CSU) **
CHLD 039Child Development-DS 1 *3
CHLD 042Child, Family & Society-DS2 *3
CHLD 126Observation and Assessment - DS33
CHLD 140Principles of Early Childhood Education - DS33
CHLD 141Practicum In ECE-DS33
CHLD 148Child Health, Safety, Nutrition - DS73
CHLD 149Creative Curriculum/Children-DS33
CHLD 158Teaching in a Diverse Society3
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).