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 Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

AST Early Childhood Education

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.

AS Early Childhood Education

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

Certificate: Early Childhood Education

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

Certificate: ECE Family Childcare

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

AS Human Development

Permits students to explore the areas of early childhood education, teacher preparation, and family studies in order to develop foundational concepts and skills in working with people of all ages.

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

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