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Use the credits you've already earned toward a degree in Early Childhood.

CAST programs are designed for students transferring approximately 60 units from a regionally accredited institution. Entrance requirements include a 2.5 GPA (minimum), resume, and goal statement. Click on the contact button to learn more and set up an appointment with a CAST advisor.

Minimum 2.5 GPA


Goal Statement




Prerequisite course
preparation for the major

Courses Required:

Writing/English Composition I and II
Second Semester Proficiency in a Second Language (i.e. 102 level)
Foundations of Early Childhood Education
Early Childhood Assessment
Early Childhood Development
Family and Community Relations
Understanding Early Childhood Math and Science

Other Requirements:

Minimum 2.5 Transfer GPA and approximately 60 units
Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood, or related field

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Wherever you are, we are here for you.

We support our military, transfer students, and can help with financial assistance. We value our students across the state and around the world.

We are a military-friendly institution that helps mobile military personnel and their families complete degrees without suffering a loss of credit. Military students can transfer up to 30 units from military transcripts such as the Joint Services Transcript and the Defense Language Institute. You can also transfer up to 60 units from CLEP, AP, IB, and DANTES/DSST test scores. We are members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium Degree Network System as well as the Air University – Associates to Baccalaureate Cooperative to ensure you a smooth pathway to your Bachelor’s degree and use of your previously earned credits. Contact us to learn more about how your military credits can transfer into the Early Childhood program.

Our advisors support you before you even apply to The University of Arizona! Send us a copy of your unofficial transcripts for review towards the Early Childhood program and we’ll let you know exactly what you need to finish your Bachelor’s degree. Contact us today and we’ll provide you with a pre-evaluation to get you started.

The University of Arizona offers Financial Aid Coordinators and VA Certifying Officials to answer your financial questions before and during your time in the program. Contact us to learn more about the financial assistance available to you through The University of Arizona, including scholarships, grants, loans, and military programs.



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If you have any questions about the program itself or how to be a part of it we would love to help by providing you the information you're looking for. There's no better program for being able to positively influence young learners.

Speak with admissions today about your future in Early Childhood: Call (520) 626-2422 ext. 2120 or email AZCASTadvisers@arizona.edu

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