Program Overview

The Education and Human Development program is designed to meet the needs of people planning for a career working with children from birth through school-age. Students in the program focus on current research, practical application and critical thinking in professional care settings. Children's growth, developmentally appropriate practice, cultural diversity, observational skills, family support and professional development within the various fields of education and human development are major components of the program.


AS-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 24 units 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, and Community 3 units
ECE. 254 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3 units
ECE. 313 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3 units
ECE. 333 Observation and Assessment of Young Children 3 units
ECE. 366 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3 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.

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