Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in School Age Child and Family Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 46

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 3
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
C D 655
Dynamics of Communication Development
or Performance of Children's Literature
3-4
CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families 3
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability 3
Science Course 5 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Sixth Semester
Select One: 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  
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K-5 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
Social Science Course 6 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CAD 600
CAD 601
Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar
and Child and Adolescent Development Internship
4
Art Course 7 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 8
 Units15
 Total Units120-123
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies
To fulfill the University's Complementary Studies requirement, all students completing a B.A. Degree must take 12 units from courses outside of the primary prefix of their major and not cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major. This requirement is automatically fulfilled when completing the Child and Adolescent Development degree. However, students may need to take additional units to reach the minimum of 120 units for graduation.

5

Science Courses
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World (3 units)
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology (3 units)
BIOL 317 Ecology of California (3 units)
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet (3 units)
E ED 655 Hands on Undergraduate Science Education Experience (3 units)

6

Social Science Courses
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians (3 units)
GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment (3 units)
GEOG 102 The Human Environment (3 units)
GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations (3 units)
GEOG 552 Geography of California (3 units)
HIST 450 History of California (3 units)
LTNS 315 Latina/os in California (3 units)

7

Art Courses
DANC 340 Creative Process in Dance for Children (3 units)
EDUC 450 Art and Learning (3 units)
MUS 601 Music for Children (3 units)
TH A 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature (3 units)
TH A 452 Theatre in Education (3 units)