Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family – ECE 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.

Six units in the major (CAD 210, 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
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
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
Second Semester
Language/Reading/Communication Development - Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Performance of Children's Literature  
Dynamics of Communication Development (UD-D)  
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System (Major Concentration) 3
Art Course (Major Concentration) 1 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
 
 Units15
Third Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR (Major Core) 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability (Major Concentration) 3
Literature Course - Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature (UD-C, AERM, SJ)  
"Typical American": Narratives of Multiculturalism in the Americas from 1492 to the Present (UD-D, GP)  
Literature and the Adolescent Reader (AERM)  
Elective - Select One (Major Concentration): 3
Directed Experiences with Children  
Elementary School Physical Education: K-5  
History of California (CSLG, UD-D)  
Science Course (Major Concentration) 2 3
 Units15
Fourth Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy (Major Core) 3
CAD 660 Applied Advanced Developmental Science in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core) 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 3
 Units15
 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 AS-T in Early Childhood Education 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): 39-40 units  

CAD 210 and CAD 260 met in transfer.

  • Core (18 units): Includes GWAR.
  • Concentration (21-22 units): Includes Capstone.
  • Minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.

University Electives: 6 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.