Program Overview

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:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (24 units) Units
ECE. 210 Early Childhood Education Principles 3 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
OR
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
Total Required Major Units: 27

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) 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.