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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
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
SPED 330
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
Second Semester
Select One: 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
University Elective 3
Third Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 9 3
E ED 610
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
University Elective 3
Fourth Semester
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
US History 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
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

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  

CAD 210, CAD 215 and CAD 260 have been met in transfer.

  • 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 600Advanced Issues in Child Development and Learning3
E ED 603Promoting Young Children's Social and Emotional Development 13
E ED 619Children's Play: Theory and Practice3
E ED 668Multicultural Education and Social Justice for Young Children3
SPED 671Positive Behavior Support for Young Children3
SPED 672Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children3

Major Concentration:  Special Issues – A. Administration/Leadership & Working with Families

CAD 510Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs3
E ED 604Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in ECE 13
E ED 607Leadership and Administration in ECE3
FCS 423Administration of Programs for Young Children3
SPED 675Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities3

Major Concentration: Special Issues – B. Curriculum Specialties

CAD 326 4
E ED 613Integrated Arts Curricula in ECE 53
E ED 614Science, Math, and Technology Curricular in ECE3
E ED 615Environmental Education in ECE3
E ED 616Language and Literacy in Multilingual ECE Settings 53
MUS 601Music for Children3