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 (Major Core)||3|
|CAD 410||Applied Child and Youth Development (Major Core)||3|
|CAD 450||Understanding and Working with Diverse Families (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, SJ)|
|Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities (UD-D, SJ)|
|Supporting Development and Learning Course - Select One (Major Concentration) 1,2||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) *|
|Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five|
|Administration/Leadership & Working with Families Course - Select One (Major Concentration) 3||3|
|GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences||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 (Major Core)||3|
|Observation and Assessment - Select One (Major Concentration):||3|
|Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children *|
|Assessment and Observation with Children|
|Concentration Elective - Select One (Major Concentration) 4||3|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities||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|
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
|University Elective - Take Two||6|
Two upper-division SPED courses are required. It is recommended students take one at the 300 level and one at the 600 level. Select from the Early Childhood concentration (SPED 330, SPED 370, SPED 620, SPED 671, SPED 672, SPED 675)
Supporting Development and Learning Courses
E ED 600 Advanced Issues in Child Development and Learning (3 units)*
Administration/ Leadership & Working with Families Courses
CAD 510 Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs (3 units)
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.
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.
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, 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 (15 units): CAD 410, CAD 450, CAD 500GW, CAD 625, and CAD 660. Includes GWAR.
- Concentration (18 units).
- Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.
University Electives: 12 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.