Program Overview

The Skyline College Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education for Transfer is designed to facilitate successful transfer to baccalaureate early childhood education/child development programs at a CSU. This degree provides students with the lower division breadth and depth of the field of early childhood education.

The Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree acknowledges that the student has established a foundation of knowledge 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 com - plete 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 campus, university, or college that is not part of the CSU system.

Note: Students should consult a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements.

A grade of "C" or better is required for each course applied to the major.

Early Childhood Education/Education (AS-T) Requirements

Required Courses Units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
ECE. 210 Early Childhood Education Principles 3 units
ECE. 211 Early Childhood Education Curriculum 3 units
ECE. 212 Child, Family & Community 3 units
ECE. 272 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
ECE. 314 Health, Safety, and Nutrition for Young Children 3 units
ECE. 333 Observation and Assessment 3 units
ECE. 366 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3 units
Plus CSU General Education or IGETC for CSU requirements. Up to a total of 6 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree Requirements. Plus additional CSU transferable elective course as need to reach a total of 60 units.
Total Required Major Units: 24

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Up to a total of 6 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree requirements.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.