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What will I learn?

The Associate in Science for Transfer Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution of higher education and is specifically intended to satisfy lower-division requirements for a baccalaureate degree in Child Development at a California State University. The knowledge and skills offered in this degree lead students to develop foundational knowledge in the field of Child Development including those topics and issues related to global, national, and local aspects of the field of study.

Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will be able to promote Child Development by developing an understanding of young children and their needs, as well as the multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning in order to create healthy, respectful supportive and challenging environments for all children; build family and community relationships; observe, document and assess child development and learning to support young children and families; plan, implement and evaluate developmentally appropriate, culturally and linguistically relevant experiences that promote and/or support development and learning for all children; and identify and conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession, using ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to early childhood best practices. The Early Childhood Education AS-T degree requires completion of the major and the CSU General Education (40 units).

Which department am I in?

Social Sciences Division

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$7,581.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 December 2021

Start date

22 February 2022


Social Sciences Division



91208, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have grades from High School/Secondary School and Diploma, or any college/university attended; minimum of "C" or 2.0 grade point average - if transferring from U.S. accredited institution.

For international students

High School transcripts and Diploma; minimum of 2.0 or "C" grade point average., if transferring directly from a U.S.-based College or University

TOEFL score minimum 45 on iBT; or IELTS band score of 4.5 minimum

Application Deadlines : July 1 for FALL Semester; December 1 for SPRING Semester

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Glendale Community College

Glendale College has one of the best transfer rates in the county for entry to both California State University and the University of California.

  • Completion of associate course guarantees degree entry
  • Glendale is one of the safest cities in the state
  • Live and study in the best locations in California
  • Growing international student community