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CAD Faculty Advising Appointments

CAD Major Planning Worksheets

Frequently Asked Questions

General Education Advising

Child Development Permit

Teaching Credential


CAD Faculty Advising Appointments

Current CAD students can schedule to meet with a faculty advisor during the fall and spring semesters. CAD advising appointments will be available at the start of the fall 2019 semester (there are no in-person advising appointments over the summer).

CAD Faculty Advising Fall 2019 Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday









Advising appointments are 20 minutes long. Please be sure to arrive at your appointment 5 minutes early to pick up your advising folder from the CAD Office.

To schedule an appointment, call 415-405-3564, email, or stop by the CAD Office (SCI 394).

Due to the great need for advising, please be sure to arrive on time and for your appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, please notify the CAD Office at least 24 hours in advance so that another student may have the time slot.


CAD Major Planning Worksheets

Click on the link below for your specific CAD concentration and bulletin year. This document is a tool designed to support you with planning what courses to take and your progress to meet major requirements.

2019 - 2020

2018 - 2019

2017 - 2018

2016 - 2017

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 – 2014

2012 – 2013

2011 – 2012


Frequently Asked Questions


1.    How often should I see an advisor?
We recommend once a semester to ensure steady progress through the major.

2.    Which advisor should I see?
The CAD department does not assign students to a specific advisor.  You may sign up for an advisor whose schedule matches your availability or an advisor who specializes in your concentration.

3.    When is the best time to see an advisor?
Any time you need guidance regarding courses in the major, your progress in the major, your grades, your career plans, or graduate school.  The most available time to get an appointment is during the middle of the semester.  The busiest times (and therefore the most difficult to get an appointment) are at the beginning and end of the semester after the new schedule of classes has come out.

4.    What if I have questions about General Education (G.E.) or other SF State graduation requirements?
We highly recommend scheduling an appointment to meet with an advisor at the Student Resource Center or Undergraduate Advising Center.

5.    Can I meet with a CAD Faculty Advisor if I am interested in becoming a CAD major?
We highly recommend meeting with an advisor from the Student Resource Center. Due to the number of students in the major, CAD faculty advisors are only available to meet with students accepted into the major. 

6.    How do I know which courses to take for my major? 
You can view your Degree Progress Report or use our CAD Major Planning Worksheets listed above. Please be sure to select the document for your specific CAD concentration and bulletin year. If you do not know your concentration or bulletin year, you can view it on your Degree Progress Report.

7.    What should I prepare for my advising appointment?

·         List of questions

·         Copy of your advising worksheet

·         Note taking materials

·         Unofficial transcripts if you have courses or credits that are not populating on your Degree Progress Report (DPR). Examples include AP credits, military credits, and college courses.

8.    Can I substitute courses in the major?

Only with permission from the Department. Please complete and turn in the CAD Course Substitution Petition Form.

9.    Can I change my concentration?
Only with permission from the Department. Please schedule an advising appointment with a CAD Faculty Advisor to discuss changing your CAD concentration.


General Education Advising

For advice on General Education and other University graduation requirements, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment to meet with an advisor at the Student Resource Center or Undergraduate Advising Center.


Child Development Permit

California Child Development Permits

There are multiple levels of the California Child Development Permit, for more information about the California Child Development Permit please visit the Commision of Teacher Credentialing Website.

Funds for Permit Applications, Renewals & Upgrades

The Child Development Training Consortium (CDTC) has funds for application fees associated with permit applications, renewals and upgrades. For more information and details please visit the CDTC website.

Resources & Support with Permit Applications

The Professional Development Project (PDP) housed within the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) approves and submits Child Development Permit applications on behalf of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Reduced processing fees and support are often available through a partnership between the Child Development Training Consortium and CCSF. CCSF has been approved to expedite and verify permit applications for the CTC.  For more information, workshops and permit appointments please contact them at 415-452-5605, visit MUB 249 at the CCSF Ocean Campus, 50 Phelan Ave., SF or visit their website at . PDP advisors also conduct workshops at San Francisco State University each month. Contact Wendy Yu at for a schedule of Child Development Permit workshops held in Burk Hall, SF State. 



Teaching Credential

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