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 Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 27 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. 260 Children with Special Needs 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: 27

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.