2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Aug 07, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Early Childhood Education Associate in Science for Transfer


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The curriculum in this program is designed prepare students to be teachers and caregivers for young children ages 0-8 and to provide the transfer student an opportunity to achieve an Associate Degree for Transfer in Early Childhood Education by providing the necessary breadth in the field aligned to state and national standards, an introduction to the methods used, and the ability to complete both major preparatory coursework along with courses required for general education. Developmental and learning theory and strategies related to the unique care and education needs of young children will be studied and applied. Family collaboration and culturally responsive practice will be emphasized. Students who complete this degree meet the educational requirements for the Teacher level of the Child Development Permit. Students who complete this degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed. While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers, which can be achieved through transfer.

Program Student Learning Outcomes


Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Describe developmental milestones for children in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development.
  • Identify environmental cultural, familial, economic, political, and historical contexts that influence all children’s development.
  • Demonstrate a range of skills and knowledge related to the unique need of children ages 0-8 years.
  • Apply developmental theory, knowledge of child development, DCLAP, and research based teaching strategies to develop curriculum for the unique educational needs of young children individually and in group care settings.
  • Demonstrate developmentally appropriate observation, assessment, and documentation skills that can be applied to interpretations of growth and development, planning, and identification of individual needs.
  • Demonstrate professional skills including ethical practice, reflective practice, written and verbal communication, collaboration, advocacy, and identification of personal qualifications in relationship to state and national requirements for teachers of young children.

Total Units for the Major: 26


*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.

 

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