Welcome to the Department of Child and Adolescent Development


The Bachelor of Arts degree in Child & Adolescent Development (CAD) is for students who are interested in studying about and working with children, adolescents, and their families. The major provides students with knowledge and theories about children and adolescents from a developmental perspective. Students then learn to apply this knowledge to programs, services, and policies for children, youth, and families that are offered in community settings and classrooms. The core courses address professional roles and careers, theories of child and adolescent development, diverse families in a globalized context, action research methods, policy and advocacy, and field experience. In addition to taking core courses, CAD majors select one out of three specialized concentrations that reflects their specific interest.


Department of Child & Adolescent Development Searches for Assistant Professor Position in Early Childhood

San Francisco State University, Department of Child and Adolescent Development seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early Childhood beginning August 2019.

The mission of San Francisco State University is to create an environment for learning that promotes appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region, state, the nation, and the world. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Human Development, Child Development, or a closely related field required. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Review the position description. Application review begins November 1, 2018, continues until filled, Send letter of intent; a current CV; a statement on how your teaching and scholarship align with the commitment of the Child and Adolescent Development Department to foster an inclusive and diverse academic community; one writing sample; and names and contact information of three references to cadsearch@sfsu.edu. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.