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B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Early Childhood San Francisco State University



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Course info


The concentration in Early Childhood is designed for students who wish to work primarily in teaching and child care with young children (infants, toddlers, and preschoolers), and their families, in schools, public or private institutions, and other agencies that serve this population. The degree fulfills the requirements for the Child Development Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Two upper-division SPED courses are recommended, selected from SPED 330, SPED 370, SPED 620, SPED 671, SPED 672, and SPED 675.

Courses in the major must be completed with a letter grade of C or better. CR/NC grading is only accepted for Early Childhood Internship (CAD 611).

Program Learning Outcomes

Our overarching learning goal is: To promote and advocate for social justice and be culturally aware, sensitive, and responsive in the context of CAD:

  • To promote and advocate for social justice and be culturally aware, sensitive, and responsive in the context of CAD.
  • To understand the professional roles and responsibilities in the field of CAD in a variety of work settings.
  • To apply developmental, learning and cultural theories used in the context of the field.
  • To communicate clearly, respectfully, persuasively, coherently, and powerfully in the context of CAD including but not limited to working with children, families, and colleagues.
  • To write clearly, cohesively, and persuasively in the CAD genre in a variety of formats including but not limited to reports, policy analyses, assessments, and proposals.
  • To understand research methods, assessment, evaluation, and data collection, analysis, and reporting; to conduct action research in the context of CAD.
  • To be able to locate and utilize a variety of appropriate and relevant resources and technologies in the context of CAD

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Early Childhood.

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

$16,944.00 (12,41,985) per year


23-Aug-21, 24-Jan-22


College of Health and Social Sciences

1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS Building, Room 204,



94132, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Complete a secondary/high school curriculum that totals 12 years of primary-secondary education, be qualified to enter a university in your home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school. Have a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) in the 4.0 grading scale or B- average in academic courses completed after 9th grade.

TOEFL score of at least 61, IELTS score of at least 6.0 or PTE score of at least 45 is required.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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