Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family – ETE 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 Elementary Teacher Education. Six units in the major (CAD 210 and MATH 165) 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 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective (Major Core, D1, AERM, GP, SJ) 3
CAD 300 Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core) 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)  
Language/Reading/Communication Development - Select One (Major Concentration): 3-4
Performance of Children's Literature  
Language Development  
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
Second Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development (Major Core) 3
CAD 450 Understanding and Working with Diverse Families (Major Core) 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability (Major Concentration) 3
Art Course (Major Concentration) 1,2 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 1 3
or University Elective if already met
Third Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR (Major Core) 3
Science Course (Major Concentration) 1,3 3
Elective (Major Concentration) 1,4 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 1 3
or University Elective if already met
US History 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
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
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 1 3
or University Elective if already met
University Elective - Take Two 5
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 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 Elementary Teacher 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 MATH 165 met in transfer.

  • Major Core (21 units): Includes GWAR 
  • Concentration (18-19 units)
  • A minimum grade of C or better is required for all courses in the major.

University Electives: 5 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.