Early Childhood Education

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Degree: Early Childhood Education (AS-T)
See Degree Requirements & Course Descriptions

For Information:  (209)-381-6478
or email relaunch@mccd.edu

Program Description

The Merced College Relaunch Program in Early childhood Education provides students with the opportunity to complete all degree requirements fully online in just 17 months. The short term courses allow you to continue in the workforce while fufilling your educational goals.

The Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree in Early Childhood Education is designed to prepare students to transfer into the CSU system with guaranteed admission and junior status on their way to a baccalaureate degree. 

Program Outline

Relaunch programs are designed to be completed as a cohort, with students moving through their program from start to finish as a group, working to attain the same degree. We have mapped out the full sequence of courses to be taken over a 17-month period, so you know exactly what you need to reach your educational goals. All courses are taken within the 18 week semester. Here is what your Fall 2022 schedule will look like. 

Course Map

Fall 2022 - 18 Week Semester
6 Week Session 1 6 Week Session 2 6 Week Session 3
COMM 01-3u CLDV 01-3u* or CLDV 02 CLDV 02-3u*
12 Week Course 1 6 Week Session 3
ENGL 01A-4u CLDV 03-3u


Relaunch E.C.E. Program Faculty

Kirsty Brace

Child Development Professor

Marvin Patton

Child Development Professor

Stacey McCarrick

Child Development Professor

View the complete list of our Relaunch faculty in the Relaunch program.


Want more information?

Interested in relaunching your career in Early Childhood Education? Fill out our interest form below.

 Interest Form


Explore More

See all the degrees and certificates Merced College offers under Child Development, including in-person, online and hybrid courses, or find more areas of study in our School of Social Sciences and Education.