Bachelor of Arts in Child & Adolescent Development: Concentration in Early Childhood – CAD Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap
This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development. Three units in the major [CAD 210] and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.
|Early Childhood Foundations and Programs - Select One (Major Concentration):||3|
|Foundations in Early Childhood|
|Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Programs|
|CAD 260||Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective (Major Core, D1, AERM, GP, SJ)||3|
|CAD 300||Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core)||3|
|Special Needs - Children and Families - Select One (Major Concentration): 1||3|
|Introduction to Disability (UD-D, SJ)|
|Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families (UD-D)|
|Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities (UD-D, SJ)|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
or University Elective if U.S./CA Government met before transfer
|CAD 410||Applied Child and Youth Development (Major Core)||3|
|CAD 450||Understanding and Working with Diverse Families (Major Core)||3|
|Supporting Development and Learning Course - Select One (Major Concentration) 1,2,3||3|
|Upper-Division GE: UD-B or UD-C 5,6||3|
or University Elective if U.S. History met before transfer
|CAD 500GW||Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR (Major Core)||3|
|Curriculum and Methods - Select One (Major Concentration):||3|
|Curriculum and Development in Early Childhood|
|Advanced Curriculum Study in Early Childhood Education (UD-D, AERM, SJ) 4|
|Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five|
|Observation and Assessment - Select One (Major Concentration):||3|
|Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children|
|Assessment and Observation with Children|
|Administration/Leadership & Working with Families Course- Select One 4||3|
|GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences||3|
|CAD 625||Children, Youth, and Public Policy (Major Core)||3|
|CAD 660||Applied Advanced Developmental Science in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core)||3|
|Elective - Select One (Major Concentration) 5||3|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities||3|
or if UD GE complete, take University elective.
Two upper-division SPED courses (300 and 600 levels) recommended.
Supporting Development and Learning Courses
E ED 600 Advanced Issues in Child Development and Learning (3 units)
E ED 603 Promoting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)
E ED course policy: 30 hours observation/participation outside the classroom are required for E ED course. If student takes more than one E ED course per semester, 30 hours are the maximum total required and covers all E ED courses taken in that specific semester.
Administration/ Leadership & Working with Families Courses
To Do at SF State:
Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:
University Wide Requirements: 9-15 units
- American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, and California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer.
- Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
- Students entering this major with the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
- Completion of major requirements as stated above includes completion of Complementary Studies.
CAD major (Concentration in School Age Child and Family): 42 units
CAD 210 met in transfer
- Core (21 units): Includes GWAR
- Concentration (21 units)
- Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.
University Electives: 3 or more units
Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State - some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g. both in UD GE and the major.