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
- 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.
- A minimum of 12 units must be completed in residence at Skyline College.
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 1C).
Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements.
For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.