Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-20 Academic Catalog Program: Early Childhood Education Transfer - ECTR.AS Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Early Childhood Education Transfer - ECTR.AS

This transfer option is for students who intend to transfer to a baccalaureate  degree program leading to teacher licensure for PreK to grade 2 in a public school. This program meets the requirements for the Massachusetts Transfer Pathway in Early Childhood Education and will enable students to participate in the Commonwealth Commitment Program. (For more information about MassTransfer benefits, please visit

Visit for more information on the Early Childhood Educators Scholarship.

All accepted students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information check. The results could impact the student’s ability to continue in the ECE program.

Minimum Grade Requirement: Students must achieve a “C” as the minimum passing grade in all ‘ECE’ courses.


Upon the successful completion of requirements of this program, the degree of Associate in Science in Early Childhood Education will be awarded.

Program Goals

Successful completion of the STCC Early Childhood Education Program will enable students to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge regarding all areas of Early Childhood development: cognitive, physical, and affective.
  • Design and implement developmentally appropriate and culturally responsive curriculum, with the goal of meeting the needs of all learners.
  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy, and nurturing learning environment.
  • Recognize and appreciate the role that family and community play in the lives of young children.
  • Understand the importance of observation, documentation, and assessment and the part they play in the development of young children.

(ECTR.AS) Curriculum

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-101 - Introduction to Early Childhood 3 credits
PSY-101 - General Psychology 3 credits
ECE-110 - Child/Growth and Development 3 credits
EL-ART - Art Elective 3 credits
ENG-101 - English Composition 1 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-150 - Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 1 3 credits
ECE-150L - Lab: Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 1 1 credits
EL-SCIL - General Lab Science Elective 4 credits
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits
SOC-205 - Sociology of the Family 3 credits
EL-ECE - ECE Elective 3 credits

Recommended courses: ECE 160 ECE 170 ECE 200L ECE 200 

Total: 17 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-220 - Early Childhood Practicum 1 4 credits
PSY-200 - Child Psychology 3 credits
EL-MUS - Music Elective 3 credits
EL-ECE - ECE Elective 3 credits

Recommended Courses: ECE 160 ECE 170 ECE 200L ECE 200 

Total: 13 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-MATH - General Math Elective-100 Level or Higher 3-4 credits
BIO-115 - Nutrition 3 credits
ENG-225 - Children’s Literature 3 credits
ECE-140 - Young Children With Special Needs 3 credits
EL-ECE - ECE Elective 3 credits

Recommended Courses: ECE 160 ECE 170 ECE 200L ECE 200 

Total: 15-16 credits

Total (ECTR.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 60-61

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Sandra Garvey Early Childhood Program Coordinator 13/339 413-755-4310