Quick Facts
Degree Certificate, Associate Degree, Transfer Degree, Low Unit Certificate
Areas of Study Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) program includes many different job opportunities related to direct work with young children.  Students pursing this major should enjoy interacting with children and have a strong desire to help them learn and succeed.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the program map for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

Early Childhood Education (AS-T)

Provides students with a common core of lower division courses required to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in Child Development or Early Childhood Education in the CSU System.

Early Childhood Education (AS)

Prepares students to become teachers and directors in programs providing care and learning opportunities for young children ages 0-8.

Early Childhood Education (C)

Prepares students for employment as an entry-level teacher in private child-care settings.

ECE Family Childcare (C)

Offers students initial training for employment as a family child-care provider.

For the ACE Pathway, please visit the following: Early Childhood Education for ACE Program. SCHOLARSHIPS for your degree! If you are currently working in a program that participates in Quality Counts North State, and are looking to continue your education, we have a scholarship that will help to cover tuition and textbooks. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Leslie Segura at lsegura@shastacoe.org. For more information, call (530) 242-7676, or email acebold@shastacollege.edu.

Early Childhood Education is a vitally important and fulfilling field of work.

Achieve your goals at Shasta College.

Academic Support Team

Our goal here at Shasta College is to connect you with people dedicated to supporting your success every step of the way. Meet those supporting our program below to get your questions answered. 

  • Meet Your Academic Division: Get in touch with the academic division staff who can connect you with the program faculty that teach the courses dedicated to your success
  • Meet Your Academic Counselors: Meet and connect with academic counselors dedicated to creating academic and career plans that support your goals

Career Outlook

What do career options look like with an education in this area? Explore the data below.

Childcare Workers

Career Exploration & Resources

Not sure of your career goals? Not a problem! Shasta College is dedicated to not only your academic success but to supporting your career goals. From our dedicated career educational counselors to career exploration tools to internships, we've got you covered through our Shasta College Career Services & Student Employment Center (Career Café). There you can meet with our dedicated career educational counselor and explore options by calling (530) 242-7724. 

The center also offers internships and career opportunities, please contact the Career Café by calling (530) 242-7606.

In addition, the college offers free, online resources to explore your interests and future career goals including: 

  • Career Coach: Take a free assessment to explore your interests, identify majors, and connect to in-demand careers
  • Career Zone: Create a free account here to explore what your interests are, research career possibilities, and develop a budget to make sure your choices can support your plan.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!