Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Early Childhood – 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 AS-T in Early Childhood Education. Nine units in the major (CAD 210, CAD 215, CAD 260) 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.
|CAD 300||Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development||3|
|CAD 410||Applied Child and Youth Development||3|
|CAD 450||Understanding and Working with Diverse Families||3|
||Introduction to Disability 1, 2, 3
or Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families
or Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities
|Supporting Development and Learning Course – See List 4, 5||3|
|Curriculum and Development in Early Childhood|
|Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE|
|Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five|
|Administration/Leadership & Working with Families Course– See List 7||3|
|Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 1, 8, 9||3|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
|CAD 500GW||Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 9||3|
|E ED 610
or FCS 420
|Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children
or Assessment and Observation with Children
|Curriculum Specialties Course – See List 9, 13||3|
|Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 1, 8, 9||3|
|CAD 600||Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar||1|
|CAD 601||Child and Adolescent Development Internship||2|
|CAD 625||Children, Youth, and Public Policy||3|
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
|Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 1, 8,9||3|
or University Elective if UD GE is already satisfied
Special Needs-Children and Families Courses
Elementary Education Course Policy: 30 hours observation/participation outside the classroom are required for Elementary Education courses (E ED). If a student takes more than one Elementary Education course per semester, 30 hours are the maximum total required and will cover all Elementary Education courses taken in that specific semester.
Supporting Development and Learning Courses
FCS 422 Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five (3 units)
Early Childhood Curriculum and Methods Courses
Administration/ Leadership & Working with Families Courses
UD-B can be satisfied with SPED 620
Observation and Assessment Courses
CAD 326 - Jumpstart only.
Curriculum Specialties Courses
An additional 150 hours of paid work or volunteer experience in a licensed center/program with children birth to five years is required prior to internship. Up to 90 hours of a community college practicum course (grade of C or better) can count toward the 150 pre-internship hours. Transcripts are sufficient proof.
To Do at SF State:
Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 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, 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 AS-T in Early Childhood Education are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
- Complementary Studies is satisfied by taking the required minimum of 12 units in disciplines other than CAD.
CAD major (Concentration in Early Childhood): 36 units
- Major Core (12 units): CAD 410, CAD 450, CAD 500GW, and CAD 625. Includes GWAR.
- Concentration (24 units): Includes Culminating Experience.
- Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.
University Electives: 9 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.
Major Concentration: Child Development in Context – C. Supporting Children’s Learning
|E ED 600||Advanced Issues in Child Development and Learning||3|
|E ED 603||Promoting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development 1||3|
|E ED 619||Children's Play: Theory and Practice||3|
|E ED 668||Multicultural Education and Social Justice for Young Children||3|
|SPED 671||Positive Behavior Support for Young Children||3|
|SPED 672||Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children||3|
Major Concentration: Special Issues – A. Administration/Leadership & Working with Families
|CAD 510||Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs||3|
|E ED 604||Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in ECE 1||3|
|E ED 607||Leadership and Administration in ECE||3|
|FCS 423||Administration of Programs for Young Children||3|
|SPED 675||Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities||3|
Major Concentration: Special Issues – B. Curriculum Specialties
|E ED 613||Integrated Arts Curricula in ECE 5||3|
|E ED 614||Science, Math, and Technology Curricular in ECE||3|
|E ED 615||Environmental Education in ECE||3|
|E ED 616||Language and Literacy in Multilingual ECE Settings 5||3|
|MUS 601||Music for Children||3|