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 3
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 1 3
CAD 450 Understanding and Working with Diverse Families 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
University Elective 3
Second Semester
SLHS 655
Dynamics of Communication Development 2
or Performance of Children's Literature
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
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
Select One: 3
Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature 3  
"Typical American": Narratives of Multiculturalism in the Americas from 1492 to the Present 3  
Literature and the Adolescent Reader  
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 1 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
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
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 already satisfied
University Elective 3
 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: Six 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 33

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