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 the current Bulletin year 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  
SLHS 655
Dynamics of Communication Development 2
or Performance of Children's Literature
CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
CAD 300 Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development 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
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability 3
Major Concentration: Science – See List 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
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
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
or University Elective if UD GE is already satisfied
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective 2
 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 AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Completion of major requirements includes completion of Complementary Studies.

CAD major (Concentration in School Age Child and Family): 42-43 units

CAD 210 met in transfer.

  • Major Core (21 units): Includes GWAR 
  • Concentration (21-22 units): Includes Capstone
  • Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.

University Electives: Two 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: Art

DANC 340Creative Process in Dance for Children3
E ED 450Art and Learning3
MUS 601Music for Children3
TH A 451Storytelling and Folk Literature 13

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