An Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer (AS-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Early Childhood Education, or similar major. The Skyline College Associate in Science degree with a major in (AS-T) Early Childhood Education will expose students to the core principles and practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. Our degree meets the needs of students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university in the major of Early Childhood Education as a means of integrating this knowledge into their chosen profession. Students will learn about the development of children from birth through age eight as well as how to provide a safe and stimulating environment that respects each child's family and culture. Students are highly encouraged to gain practical experience in a child development program while pursuing this degree to apply theory and knowledge.
Skyline's AS-T in Early Childhood Education is designed to facilitate the successful transfer to baccalaureate Early Childhood/Child Development degree programs within the CSU system and will provide students with the lower division breadth and depth in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Students completing an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.
To earn an AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
- Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
- All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
- Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).
Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.
|Required Courses (24 units)||Units|
|ECE. 210||Early Childhood Education Principles||3 units|
|ECE. 201||Child Development||3 units|
|PSYC 201||Child Development||3 units|
|ECE. 212||Child, Family & Community||3 units|
|ECE. 211||Early Childhood Education Curriculum||3 units|
|ECE. 333||Observation and Assessment||3 units|
|ECE. 314||Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children||3 units|
|ECE. 272||Teaching in a Diverse Society||3 units|
|ECE. 366||Practicum in Early Childhood Education||3 units|
General Education - certified completion of one of the following:
- California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
- Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern
Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).
Up to (3 - 6) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.
Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.
Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.