Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Elementary Education Teaching Pre-Credential – CAD Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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 Child and Adolescent Development. Three units in the major (CAD 210) 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.
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 Child and Adolescent Development are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
- Completion of major requirements includes completion of Complementary Studies.
CAD major (Concentration in Elementary Education Teaching Pre-Credential): 42-43 units
CAD 210 met in transfer.
- Major Core (21 units): Includes GWAR
- Concentration (21-22 units): Includes Capstone
- A minimum grade of C or better is required for all courses in the major.
University Electives: 2 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.
|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|
|MATH 165||Concepts of the Number System (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-C, GP)|
|Literature and the Adolescent Reader (AERM)|
|Language Studies - Select One (Major Concentration):||3-4|
|Performance of Children's Literature|
|CAD 410GW||Applied Developmental Science: Prenatal Through Early Childhood - GWAR (Major Core)||3|
|CAD 411||Applied Developmental Science: Middle Childhood through Emerging Adulthood (Major Core)||3|
|Physical Education Course - Select One (Major Concentration):||3|
|Introduction to Teaching Physical Education|
|Elementary School Physical Education: K-5|
|Motor Development (UD-B)|
|Art Course (Major Concentration) 1||3|
|Science Course (Major Concentration) 2||3|
|CAD 500||Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development (Major Core)||3|
|History Course (Major Concentration) 3||3|
|GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 4||3|
|GE Area UD-C: Upper-Division Arts and/or Humanities 4||3|
|U.S. and California Government||3|
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
|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 4||3|
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
DANC 340 Dance Pedagogy (3 units)
DANC 350 Dance Aesthetics: Cultural/Historical Perspectives (3 units) (UD-C, GP)
E ED 450 Art and Learning (3 units) (UD-C, SJ)
MUS 601 Music for Children (3 units)
TH A 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature (3 units) (UD-C, GP)
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World (3 units) (UD-B, ES)
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet (3 units) (UD-B, AERM, ES, GP)
E ED 655 Hands-on Undergraduate Science Education Experience (3 units)
ERTH 365 Extreme Weather in a Warming World (3 units) (UD-B, ES, GP)
AA S 510 Asian Americans in California (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians (3 units) (F, AERM, ES)
HIST 450 History of California (3 units) (UD-D, CSLG)
LTNS 315 Latina/os in California (3 units) (UD-C, AERM, SJ)
It is highly recommended that students attempt to fulfill upper-division GE requirements (UD-B, UD-C, and UD-D) through Concentration courses. Courses that fulfill those requirements have been marked in the respective lists.