Guided Pathways

Guided Pathways

Early Childhood Education, AS-T (CSU) S0401

Program: S0401
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Suggested Sequence of CourseworkIndicates Courses Offered Online
Fall Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHLD 5 Prin & Prac - CD Programs 3.0
CHLD 11 Child & Adolescent Development 3.0
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4.0
CSU ARTS CSU GE C1 Arts Crse 3.0
Total:   13.0
AREA C1:Arts faculty recommendation ARTB 14
Winter Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHLD 6 Intro to Child Dev Curriculum 3.0
Total:   3.0
Spring Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHLD 1 Child, Family, Community 3.0
CHLD 64 Health, Safety & Nutrition 3.0
CSU MATH CSU GE B4 Mathematics Crse 3.0
CHLD 66 Early Child Observe & Assess 2.0
CHLD 66L Early Child Obser & Assess Lab 1.0
Total:   12.0
CHLD 61 & 63 in Spr & CHLD 62/66, 66L Fall 2023. Certificate: Child Development, L1 M0663 If CHLD 66/66L is not taken Spring, must enroll in Immunizations Req'd: CHLD 66, 67, 69, 91, 86, 87 Submit certificate petition to A&R via portal #45 visit:
Summer Semester (Year 1)
Course Prefix Title Units
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4.0
SPCH 2 (or) Survey Communication Studies
SPCH 8 (or) Professional Speaking
Total:   4.0
Fall Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
CHLD 50 Teaching in a Diverse Society 3.0
CSU SCNC1 CSU GE B1 Physical Sc Crse 3.0
CSU CRTTH CSU Area A-3 Crit Thnkg Course 3.0
CSU LAB CSU GE B3 Phy/Life Sc Lab Crse 1.0
CHLD 67 Early Chld Education Practicum 2.0
CHLD 67L (and) ECE Practicum Laboratory 1.0
CHLD 86 (or) Infant Toddler Practicum 2.0
CHLD 87 (and) Infant Toddler Field Work Exp 1.0
Total:   16.0
Certificate: Child Development, LII - N0656 Certificate: Child Development, LIII - N0655 ENGL 1C is preferred for A3: Critical Thinking GEOL 8 is preferred B1: Physical Science Submit petition to Admissions & Records
Winter Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
CSU HUM CSU GE C2 Humanities Crse 4.0
CSU ETHS CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3.0
Total:   7.0
SPAN or other world language (Area C-1)
Spring Semester (Year 2)
Course Prefix Title Units
CSU SCNC2 CSU GE B2 Life Sc Crse 4.0
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3.0
CSU AMIST CSU GE American Institutions 3.0
CSU ART/H CSU GE C-1 or C-2 Art/Hum Crse 3.0
Total:   13.0
BIOL 3 preferred for B2 and BLab
Program Notes

AS-T Early Childhood Studies-CSU Pomona 

Early Childhood Studies accepted

AS-T Early Childhood Studies-CSUs

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Effective Fall 2021
Ethnic Studies General Education Requirement (AREA F)

New California law, AB 1460, requires CSU students to take a class in one of four ethnic studies disciplines: Native American studies, African American studies, Asian American studies, or Latina and Latino studies.

All new Fall 2021 community college CSU-transfer bound students will be required to complete the new general education requirement Mt. SAC refers to it as the Fall 2021 CSU General Education Breadth requirements.

What are the area F-Ethnic Studies course options?

Check the Mt. SAC General Education (CSU) website site for updates


Spring 2023: Chld 66/66L (if not enrolled due to capacity); alternative schedule is to take CHLD 61 & 63 in Spring 2023 and corequisite CHLD 62 with CHLD 66/66L in Fall 2023. CHLD 61 & CHLD 63 are only offered in Spring terms.
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