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 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 4,5
or Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Programs
3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 6 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 7 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) 6 3-4
SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 7 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
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 8,9
or Young Children Disabled or At Risk and Their Families
or Working with Families of Young Children with Disabilities
3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
Supporting Development and Learning Course - Take One 11 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 12 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 13 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 7 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
CFS 322
Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Birth to Five)
or Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE
or Curriculum and Development in Early Childhood
3
CFS 420
Assessment and Observation with Children
or Classroom Assessment and Evaluation for Young Children
3
Administration/Leadership & Working with Families Course- Select One 16 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 17 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CAD 600
CAD 601
Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar
and Child and Adolescent Development Internship
3
Curriculum Specialties Course-Select One 19 3
SF State Studies or University Elective 7 9
 Units15
 Total Units120-122