Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education - Transfer Option
No longer accepting applications for this program
Pacific Oaks understands that what a student learns on the job can be as valuable as what is learned in the classroom, and we offer a way for students to use that real world experience to accelerate degree completion and career advancement.
The transfer option allows a student to earn up to 24 credit hours to be applied toward the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education through Prior Learning Assessment (See PLA section of the catalog ) or by transfer credit.
Program Learning Outcomes
Define early childhood national trends, theory, and research-based educational and administrative practices for education.
Conduct observations for typically and atypically developing children in an early childhood setting. Utilize various assessment and inquiry tools and inquiry strategies to assess potential cultural bias and stereotypes.
Generate, implement and evaluate educational curricula for cognitive, social, and emotional needs of students in an early childhood classroom.
Design and implement outcome- based learning experiences using action research for the teaching and learning of students in an early childhood classroom.
Demonstrate critical thinking and creative processes through an ethical and professional decision-making working with children, families, communities and educational leadership in the early childhood field.
Program-Specific Admission Requirements
- Application Requirements:
- Completed Application for Admission
- Application Fee
- Personal Statement
- Official Transcripts from All Institutions Attended
» Demonstrated commitment to the mission and values of Pacific Oaks College
» Associate’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution in Child Development, Early
Childhood Education, or a traditional academic (non-vocational) area of study or
» Successful completion of 60 units (12 contingency units are allowed) from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0. and meet the following course requirements :
- Humanities and the Arts(9 units)
- Science and Math (9 units)
- Oral and Written Communication (9 units)
- Minimum of 3 units in English Communications
- Maximum of 3 units in Early Childhood Education Language Arts
- Social Science (9 units)
- Minimum of 3 units in Introductory Psychology
- Minimum of 3 units in either Introductory Sociology or Cultural Anthropology
» Students are required to complete certain requirements to be approved for this option, which include:
5 to 10 years of verifiable work experience in Early Childhood Education or related field to earn credit for their life experience.
Complete CLE application prior to starting the HD489/HD499 course and have approval to be in this option from the CLE Committee.
Complete HD489/HD499 which will help students develop their portfolio.
Portfolio needs to be completed and approved by the CLE Committee prior to credit being applied to student’s record.
Please note: Prior coursework will be evaluated as part of the Admissions process.
Students are required to complete a portfolio and submit to Taskstream to be considered eligible for graduation. Subsequently, the student can submit the Petition for Degree Completion and fee to the Office of the Registrar the semester before they anticipate completing their degree requirements. Students must submit the application, settle all outstanding fees with the Student Finance Office, satisfy any deficiencies, and be in good standing in their program for the bachelor’s degree to be awarded.
Note: All coursework to be applied toward the core course requirements for the bachelor’s degree must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation. If a student receives a grade below a ‘C’ in a course, the student is not required to take it over, even though the student can choose to do so. A grade below the required average will adversely affect the student’s academic standing.
Fieldwork consists of observation and supervised clinical experience/teaching. Students may not complete their fieldwork at their current place of employment. Placements will be determined by the School of Education in conjunction with the studentNumber of Admit Terms per Year:
No longer accepting applications for this program
A minimum of 123 semester units is required to earn the Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education with CLE. A minimum of 39 of those units must be completed through Pacific Oaks course work to fulfill the requirements for the 123 semester units of the Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Applicants should have at least 60 transferable semester units and may transfer in up to 84 units towards the 123 required for B.A. completion. Candidates in this program will complete a Signature Assignment in each course, which will be graded in Taskstream by the course instructor. The compilation of all the signature assignments and other assignments will result in the creation of the final portfolio.
All ground courses are considered Blended as each has an online component (Canvas and Taskstream).
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education with Prior Learning Assesment (PLA) Curriculum
GE300: Success at Pacific Oaks College
ECE365: Technology in Early Childhood Education
ECE320: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments
ECE305: Cognitive Development: How Children Learn
ECE415: Family Violence and Child Abuse
ECE 406: Emergent Curriculum: Reflecting Learner Lives
ECE301: Foundations of ECE and Current Issues in the Education of Young Children
ECE 391: Supervised Practicum in Early Childhood Education
ECE 410: Portfolio Seminar
Specialization tracks (Choose 12 credits from one track)
ECE 306: Play in Childhood
ECE 370: Infants and Toddlers
ECE 432: Children’s Literature
ECE 332: Introduction to Special Education: Early Childhood Education
ECE 352: The Inclusive Early Childhood Education Classroom (prerequisite: ECE 332)
ECE 416: Seperation, Deployment Trauma, and Early Development
ECE 417: Death, Divorce, and Difficult Times
ECE 418: Trauma, Culture, and Immigration
ECE 419: Parent Incarceration and Its Impact
ECE 435: Integration of Science and Technology
ECE 436: Thinking, Reasoning, and Discovering Mathematics
ECE 437: Integration of Engineering and Simple Robotics
ECE 438: Integration of Teaching and Learning STEAM Lessons
Students still requiring further coursework to complete bachelor’s degree requirements will work with their faculty advisor to add further electives to their coursework to complete requirements.