Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2022-23 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.


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
FYE-101 - First Year Experience 1 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-160 - Guiding Child Behavior 3 credits
EL-SCIL - General Lab Science Elective 4 credits
ENG-102 - English Composition 2 3 credits
SOC-205 - Sociology of the Family 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
EL-MUS - Music Elective 3 credits
EL-THR - Theatre Elective 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 3

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-140 - The Exceptional Child 3 credits
ECE-150 - Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 1 3 credits
ECE-150L - Lab: Curriculum for Early Childhood Education 1 1 credits
ECE-170 - Infant and Toddler Methods and Techniques 3 credits
EL-ECE - ECE Elective 3 credits

Recommended Courses: ECE-155  ECE-260   

MAT-126 - Mathematical Reasoning 3 credits

Total: 16 credits

Semester 4

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ECE-221 - Early Childhood Practicum 6 credits
BIO-115 - Nutrition 3 credits
ENG-225 - Children’s Literature 3 credits
ECE-200 - Early Language and Literacy Development 3 credits

Total: 15 credits

Total (ECTR.AS) Curriculum Program Credits: 63

Program Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Josh Carreiro Professor/Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Chair 17/237 413-755-4631
Aimee Dalenta Education Practicum Coordinator 13/339 413-755-4310
Lakisha Coppedge Early Childhood Education Student Liaison 13/347 413-755-4832
Yezenia Lopez Early Childhood Education Student Liaison 19/241 413-755-4504
Nancy Ward Career Pathways Activity Director 02/225 413-755-4120