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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Child Development

Transfer
AS Degree in Child Development
AA-T Degree in Elementary Teacher Education
AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education

Child Development Program
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
Transfer Counseling Center: (530) 895-2264
Transfer information: www.assist.org
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2542
Terri Hutton, Chair (530) 895-2855

About the Program
AS Degree in Child Development
The Transfer major listed here partially reflects requirements for CSU, Chico. Students planning to transfer should contact a counselor for more information on program and transfer requirements.

Comparable programs are available at CSU, Fresno, Long Beach, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, and San Francisco. The program is complemented by an on-campus Child Development Center that serves as a laboratory for students in Early Childhood Education and other areas. A Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, available at CSU or UC, prepares students for careers related to working with children, youth, and their families in education and health and human service settings. Employment opportunities include working in infant-toddler facilities, preschools, elementary schools, social services in public and private institutions, and in agencies that review, influence and develop public policy and research for children and families.

The Child Development and Family Relations faculty recommend that CDF 12: Child, Family, and Community be taken in addition to the required courses since it partially meets California State Child Care Licensing requirements.

AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education
The Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education for Transfer degree is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education at a CSU campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept this degree will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. In all cases, students should consult with a counselor for more information on university admission and transfer requirements.

AS-T Degree in Elementary Teacher Education
The Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education for Transfer creates a transfer pathway for students who plan to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, a teaching credential, or related program at a California State University. With the completion of the AA-T in Elementary Teacher Education, students will possess foundational knowledge and skill that comprise the core content of the first two years of many four-year Liberal Arts, teaching credential, and related programs.

The associate transfer degrees (AA-T or AS-T) require completion and certification of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) as well as the specific AA-T or AS-T major degree requirements. Students earning either an AA-T or an AS-T will not be held to additional Butte College graduation requirements (including Physical Education and the multiculural competency). Students should work with a counselor to identify major coursework that can be used to fulfill CSU GE or IGETC categories.

To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed in this catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.

Transfer majors designated as AA-T or AS-T are designed for transfer to a similar major at an unspecified CSU. Transfer majors designated as AA or AS are designed for transfer to the corresponding major at a specific CSU and are based on articulation. See a counselor for more information. Read about the difference between these types of degrees at the beginning of the Transfer section of this catalog.


AA-T Degree in Elementary Teacher Education 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Evaluate and apply Transitional Kindergarten 12th grade state-adopted curriculum standards and frameworks, and teach to a diverse population of students.
  • Design learning experiences based on an understanding of students' physical, cognitive, emotional, social, creative, cultural, and linguistic needs.
  • Utilize observations and assessments to monitor student progress and create developmentally appropriate curriculum for instruction.
  • Create and maintain an inclusive learning environment that supports all students academic and personal success.
Required courses for the major: 48 Units

Required Core:
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 4 Introduction to Literature Has prerequisite(s)3
List A: Select one
CMST 14 Argumentation and Debate Has prerequisite(s)3
MATH 7 Formal Logic and Writing Has prerequisite(s)3
PHIL 8 Methods of Argument Has prerequisite(s)3
List B: Select one


AS-T Degree in Early Childhood Education 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning.
  • Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children.
  • Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs.
  • Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners.
Required courses for the major: 24 Units

Required Core:
CDF 40 Observation and Assessment Has prerequisite(s)3


AS Degree in Child Development 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child development and learning.
  • Incorporate strategies for building respectful, reciprocal family and community relationships in order to engage society in the development and learning of children.
  • Exhibit the ability to use an assessment system encompassing a variety of strategies that provide information about program effectiveness and children's development, learning, interests, strengths and needs.
  • Apply principles of child development and positive guidance for planning inclusive, culturally relevant and appropriate curriculum and learning environments while integrating all developmental domains.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as Early Childhood professionals and commit to using the National Association for the Education of Young Children Code of Ethical Conduct and other professional standards while engaging in reflective practices as collaborative learners.
Required courses for the major: 18 - 19 Units

CDF 40 Observation and Assessment Has prerequisite(s)3

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