Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family – CAD Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development. Three units in the major (CAD 210) 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
Select One: 1 3
Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature  
"Typical American": Narratives of Multiculturalism in the Americas from 1492 to the Present  
Literature and the Adolescent Reader  
C D 655
Dynamics of Communication Development 2
or Performance of Children's Literature
CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
Major Concentration: Social Science – See List 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
Second Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 3 3
CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families 3
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System 3
Major Concentration: Art – See List 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
Third Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3 3
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K-5 3
Major Concentration: Science – See List 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
or University elective if UD GE is already satisfied
Fourth Semester
CAD 600
CAD 601
Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar
and Child and Adolescent Development Internship
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
University Elective 1-2
 Total Units60

AA S 512, CWL 440, and TH A 451 satisfy UD-C


C D 655, GEOG 552, and HIST 450 satisfy UD-D


CAD 210, CAD 260, CAD 410 and ENG 214 (or equivalents) are prerequisites for CAD 500GW


BIOL 310 and BIOL 318 satisfy UD-B

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: 9–18 units                               

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0–3 units): This course is a major prerequisite. Students are not admitted to the major unless this requirement has been completed. Completion in 60 units is possible, but not in four semesters if ENG 214 requirement is not satisfied before transfer.
  • 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 (0–9 units): Look for courses required in the major that also satisfy UD GE. See notes.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development 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 School Age Child and Family): 43–44 units

CAD 210 met in transfer.

  • Major Core (15 units): Includes GWAR 
  • Concentration (28–29 units): Includes Capstone
  • Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.

University Electives: 1 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: Social Science

AIS 410Perspectives of Native California Indians3
GEOG 101Our Physical Environment3
GEOG 102The Human Environment3
GEOG 107World Regions and Interrelations3
GEOG 552Geography of California 23
HIST 450History of California 23
LTNS 315Latina/os in California3

Major Concentration: Art

DANC 340Creative Process in Dance for Children3
EDUC 450Art and Learning3
MUS 601Music for Children3
TH A 451Storytelling and Folk Literature 13
TH A 452Theatre in Education3

Major Concentration: Science

BIOL 310Biology for Today's World 43
BIOL 313Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 317Ecology of California3
BIOL 318Our Endangered Planet 43
E ED 655Hands on Undergraduate Science Education Experience3