The Associate Degree Program in Early Childhood Education is designed for the student who wishes to enter the field of preschool teaching directly upon graduation or to prepare another career working with children and/or families. At the completion of the two-year program, the student is qualified to teach in child development programs (pre-kindergarten) or to transfer to a four-year program to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development, or to complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Liberal Studies Major.
The two-year program at the Doheny Campus fulfills coursework and fieldwork requirements for a Child Development Teacher Permit. The requirements as established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing are the following:
As Title 5 California Administrative Code Regulations pertaining to revisions in the Child Development Permit are enacted, notification of such revisions are made to students who are enrolled in the program, as well as those who make inquiry regarding it. It is recommended that those reading this section for the first time inquire as to whether the regulations stated here have undergone revision by the state.