2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Dec 08, 2021  
2021-2022 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, 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.
Course ID Title Units
CDE 7  * or Child Growth and Development 3
CDE 7H * Honors Child Growth and Development 3
CDE 15  * Child, Family, and Community 3
CDE 101  * Principles and Practices of Teaching Young Children 3
CDE 110  * Introduction to Curriculum 3
CDE 120  * Observation and Assessment 3
CDE 121  * Practicum-The Student Teaching Experience 4
CDE 112  * Health, Safety, and Nutrition 3
CDE 117  * Teaching in a Diverse Society 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


25

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

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