Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work and Out of School Time – 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 (ECE) with 60 units in transfer. Six units in the major (CAD 210, CAD 260) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. 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 400 Community Youth Development (Major Concentration) 3
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development (Major Core) 3
CAD 450 Understanding and Working with Diverse Families (Major Core) 3
Youth and Context Course (Major Concentration) 1 3
Second Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR (Major Core) 3
FCS 321
Adolescents and Families (Major Concentration)
or Adolescent Psychology
Concentration Elective - Select Two (Major Concentration) 2 6
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Third Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy (Major Core) 3
Concentration Elective - Select One (Major Concentration) 2 3
GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Fourth Semester
CAD 660 Applied Advanced Developmental Science in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core) 3
Concentration Elective - Select One (Major Concentration) 2 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective - Take Two 6
 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 AS-T in Early Childhood Education are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies is satisfied by taking the required minimum of 12 units in disciplines other than CAD.

CAD Major (Concentration in Youth Work & Out of School Time): 39 units

CAD 210 and CAD 260 met in transfer.

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

University Electives: 8 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.