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1Department of Child and Adolescent Development Transfer Student Advising Orientation
2Welcome to the CAD Major!!! For , approximately 70% of applicants were accepted into the CAD major for all concentrations. Includes both Change of Majors and Transfer students. Higher acceptance rate this year than usual.
3CAD Department Mission The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) prepares students to be competent professionals in their work with children, youth, and families.CAD values teaching and experiential learning that incorporates diverse backgrounds and experiences, current and relevant research, and high quality instruction.
4CAD Majors are Prepared to: Apply theory and knowledge in varied contextsUnderstand issues underlying equity and social justice; respect the impact it has on the lives of children, youth, and familiesUse theoretical frameworks to understand children, youth, and families
5Enrollment History and Current Status Fall1998: First majors admittedFall 2009: 1000 majorsFall 2012: Impacted major statusLimited to upper division studentsLimited to fall semester admissionFall 2013: 300 majorsSpring 2015: First time admission is available in spring
6Bachelor of Arts Degree: Child and Adolescent Development BA degree – 45 unitsInterdisciplinary courses in the concentrationsFour concentrationsEarly ChildhoodSchool Age ChildrenYouth Work and Out of School TimePolicy, Advocacy, and SystemsA Focus onKnowledge of child and adolescent developmentApplication of knowledge through in settings for children, youth and families
7Advising Basics Sign up at CAD Dept. Office - SCI 394 20 minute appointments during semesterDrop in advising at beginning and end of semesterTypical topics: Planning for upcoming semesters; planning for study abroad; academic difficulties; petitions; career planning; advice about graduate schoolsRead information on CAD website: cad.sfsu.eduNo assigned advisors; free to meet with any advisor
8Advising WorksheetsBring an advising worksheet to your appointment so you can make notes on itCore worksheet is for all majorsSpecific concentration worksheet for your concentrationPrint out worksheet for your Bulletin year for CAD majorSee CAD website for advising worksheets:
9CAD Course Policies No CR/NC accepted (except in field work course) Grade of C or higher required in all courses taken for the major (includes community college courses that are used in the major).No CR/NC accepted (except in field work course)CAD prefix course pre-requisites are enforcedPolicies apply to all CAD majors in all concentrations
10CAD Course Policies, cont’d CAD 210, 260 and ENG 214 (or community college equivalents) must be completed with grade of C or better before enrollment in CAD 410, CAD , 460, CAD 625, and CAD 650. No concurrent enrollment allowed. Proof of community college equivalent courses is required.CAD 410 and ENG 214 must be completed with grade of C or better before enrollment in CAD 500GW. No concurrent enrollment allowed. Proof of community college equivalent for ENG 214 is required.
11Core CAD Curriculum Required for All Majors I. Foundations - 9 units (Each course is required)CAD 210* Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent DevelopmentCAD 260* Child, Family, and Community: An Ecological PerspectiveCAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development (Prerequisites: ENG 214, CAD 210, CAD 260)*Or community college equivalentAll core courses are 3 units
12Core CAD Curriculum, cont’d II. Family Systems - 3 units (Choose one)CAD 450 Understanding and Working with Diverse FamiliesCAD 460 Globalization and Family RelationsIII. Research - 3 units (Required)CAD 500 Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development (GWAR - Upper division writing requirement)
13Core CAD Curriculum, cont’d IV. Special Topics – 3 units (Choose one course from the following; if taken here, do not select for concentration)CAD 625 Child and Youth PolicyCAD 650 Child AdvocacyTotal Units in Core – 18
15Each student selects one concentration CAD ConcentrationsEarly ChildhoodSchool Age ChildYouth Work and Out of School TimePolicy, Advocacy, and SystemsEach student selects one concentration
16Early Childhood Prepares Majors to: Be competent in early care and education practitionersWork with infants/toddlers in care settingsTeach preschool childrenWork in schools; public and private institutions and agenciesEnter graduate schoolMeet requirements for Master Teacher for Child Development Permit: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
17Early Childhood Curriculum I. Early Childhood Foundation(CAD 215 or community college equivalent)II. Child Development in ContextSpecial NeedsInfant/Toddler DevelopmentSupporting Children’s LearningIII. Curriculum and MethodsIV. Observation and Assessment
18Early Childhood Curriculum, cont’d V. Special IssuesAdministration/ Leadership & Working with FamiliesVI. Curriculum SpecialtiesVII. *Culminating ExperienceCAD 610 and 611 – 150 hours field work*Must have 150 hours of verified experience in a licensed site prior to start of internship
19School Age Child Prepares Majors to: Enter a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential ProgramTeach elementary school age childrenWork in schools; public and private institutions and agenciesEnter graduate schoolCAD is one of two majors on campus to offer subject matter preparation program for a Multiple Subjects Teacher Credential.
20School Age Child Curriculum I. Language/Reading/Communication DevelopmentII. Literature & Oral CommunicationIII. MathematicsIV. ScienceV. Physical EducationVI. Social ScienceVII. ArtsVIII. Capstone Experience (Internship)
21School Age Child Curriculum, cont’d Courses are offered outside of CAD department because they are subject matter preparationHardest courses to get: COMMCapstone Experience courses – Internship courses are:CAD 600 Internship Seminar – 2 units; gradedCAD 601 Internship – CR/NC; 120 hours required
22Youth Work and Out of School Time Prepares Majors to: Work with adolescents and familiesDevelop, implement, and evaluate youth development programsWork as front-line staff and in leadership positionsPursue careers in education, juvenile justice, residential treatment, social services, mental health, recreation, and public health areasEnter graduate school
23Youth Work and Out of School Time Curriculum I. Youth and Context II. Youth Development III. Community Youth Development IV. Experiential Learning (substitution) V. Special Topics VI. Ethics (substitution) VII. Program Development and Evaluation VIII. Culminating Experience (Internship)
24Youth Work Curriculum, cont’d Substitutions in the following areas, upon advisement:IV. Experiential LearningCAD 430 and CAD 431 not offeredVI. EthicsCAD 540 not offeredVII. Culminating ExperienceCAD 600 Internship Seminar – 2 units; gradedCAD 601 Internship – CR/NC; 120 hours
25Policy, Advocacy and Systems Prepares Majors to: Work in public policy, research, advocacy and public service in a variety of settings/ agenciesProvide indirect service to children, youth and familiesPursue post-baccalaureate degree in which advanced knowledge of theory and research methodology are required
26Policy, Advocacy, and Systems Curriculum I. Policy for Children, Youth, and FamiliesII. Political and Policy ProcessesIII. Systems and OrganizationsIV. Program Development, Evaluation, and AdministrationV. Advocacy and Community OrganizingVI. Research and StatisticsVII. Culminating Experience (Internship)CAD 600 and 601; 120 hours internship
28Culminating Experience: Internship Academic, supervised experience during last semester before graduationOpportunity to apply theory and knowledge to practice in a professional settingExpand students’ knowledge of professional practice, expectations, and behaviorsInteract with working professionals over time in professional setting
29Internship, cont’d http://cad.sfsu.edu/internships Apply one semester prior to desired internshipCheck CAD website for deadlines and forms No late applications accepted; no exceptionsHandbook, lists of possible sites, contracts, code of ethics, and FAQs are on website for your review.A minimum of 30 units must be completed in CAD core & concentration prior to start of fieldwork.
30 Internship, cont’dAll core foundations courses must be completed prior to start of internship.In EC concentration, CAD 215 or equivalent also must be completed prior to start of fieldwork.CAD 600 (2 units) and 601 (2 units) for all concentrations except EC. EC takes CAD and 611.
31Additional Programs CAD Metro Academy CAD PATH Program For incoming freshmen who are interested in CADCAD PATH ProgramSupports professionals working in the field of early childhood education to earn a Bachelor's degree
32◊ CAD Metro Highlights ◊ Cohort model ◊ Complete General Education requirements (such as English and Math) with classes that use interesting, real-life early childhood education challenges as examples.◊ Academic advising to help students stay on track with the right courses to earn their degree in a timely manner◊ Tutoring for English, Math & Science courses
33◊ CAD Metro Highlights, cont’d ◊ Participation in Metro Child and Adolescent Development will help participants preparing for admission into the Child and Adolescent Development Major
34CAD PATH Program Benefits: Meets every other weekend Friday evenings (approx. 5: ) and Saturdays (approx. 8:30-6) – 3 courses per semester with cohortStructured pathway to help you graduate in a timely mannerProvides students with personalized support for college success through mentoring and tutoring
35CAD PATH Program, cont’d Eligibility:Work or be willing to work at least 20 hours a week in an early childhood education center-based or family child care programCAD major with a concentration in EC
36CAD Faculty – Tenured/Tenure Track Alison Baroody, Ph.D. – Assistant ProfessorRene F. Dahl, Ph.D. – Professor and ChairSoyeon Park, Ph.D. - Associate ProfessorKristen Pozzoboni, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor