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

Banner Code: 1_AST_ECE

Control Number: 31217

Financial Aid Eligible

Students graduating with an Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer Degree are well positioned to complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a similar major within the California State University system with 60 units of upper-division coursework. Students who complete the Early Childhood Education AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students must maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum 2.0 is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult a counselor for more information.

The Mission of this program is to grant students an AS-T degree in Early Childhood Education with 24 units in the major and prepares students to transfer to a CSU. This degree gives students priority admission to a local CSU campus, in a similar major, with junior status. Students are encouraged to also complete additional units to earn an CDE Certificate of Achievement.

Program Outcome

Students will be eligible and prepared for admission (SB 1440 and Education Code 66746) to California State University system schools.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units.
  2. Minimum GPA of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors require a higher GPA. Consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Completion of a minimum of 18-semester units in the major as detailed in the Degree and Certificate section of this catalog. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of C (or “P”) or better.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU General Education Breadth — Option 2) OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC — Option 3).
  5. A minimum of 12 units in residence at OCC.
Course Title Units
Required Courses
CDE A126Teaching in a Diverse Society3
CDE A127Health, Safety, and Nutrition3
CDE A155Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children3
CDE A165Observing and Recording Child Behavior3
CDE A180Child, Growth and Development3
CDE A190Family, School and Community Partnerships3
CDE A200ECE Program - The Curriculum3
CDE A201Early Childhood Practicum - Field Experience3
Program Major Units24
CSU or IGETC for CSU37-39
Transferable electives as needed to satisfy unit requirementVaries
Total Degree Units 60