Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Early Childhood Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
CAD 215 Foundations in Early Childhood 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 3
CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families 3
SPED 330
Introduction to Disability
or Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families
3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
CFS 323
Infants/Toddlers and Families 5
or Advanced Issues in Infant-Toddler Education and Care
3
Supporting Children's Learning Course 7 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
CFS 322
Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Birth to Five)
or Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE
3
CFS 420
Assessment and Observation with Children
or Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children
3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CAD 610
CAD 611
Early Childhood Internship Seminar
and Early Childhood Internship 6
3
Administration/ Leadership & Working with Families Course 8 3
Curriculum Specialties Course 9 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies
To fulfill the Complementary Studies requirement, all students completing a B.A. Degree must take 12 units from courses outside of the primary prefix of their major and not cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major. This requirement is automatically fulfilled when completing a Child and Adolescent Development major.  Students may need to take additional units, however, to reach the 120 minimum units required for graduation.

5

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.

6

Additional 150 hours required prior to start of internship in a licensed center/program with children birth to 5 yrs. Hours must be documented and on file in the CAD office prior to start of internship. See CAD website for deadline dates.

7

Supporting Children's 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)
E ED 619 Children's Play: Theory and Practice (3 units)
E ED 668 Multicultural Education and Social Justice for Young Children (3 units)
SPED 671 Positive Behavior Support for Young Children (3 units)
SPED 672 Inclusive Learning Environments for Young Children (3 units)

8

Administration/ Leadership & Working with Families Courses
CAD 510 Adult Supervision and Leadership in Early Childhood Programs (3 units)
CFS 324 Administration of Infant/Toddler Programs (3 units)
CFS 423 Administration of Programs for Young Children (3 units)
E ED 604 Advanced Issues in Collaboration with Families and Communities in ECE (3 units)
E ED 607 Leadership and Administration in ECE (3 units)
SPED 675 Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities (3 units)

9

Curriculum Specialties Courses
CAD 326 Jumpstart: Developing Literacy Skills in Young Children (3 units)
E ED 613 Integrated Arts Curricula in ECE (3 units)
E ED 614 Science, Math, and Technology Curricular in ECE (3 units)
E ED 615 Environmental Education in ECE (3 units)
E ED 616 Language and Literacy in Multilingual ECE Settings (3 units)
MUS 601 Music for Children (3 units)