New CAD Major Advising Workshop - April 24, 2015

2:00-3:30 p.m.  LIBRARY 121
Applicants to the CAD major for Fall 2015, both Change of Major and Transfer applicants, should hear in the next week or so if they have been accepted into the CAD major.  If you have been accepted, please plan to attend this advising workshop planned just for you.  We will review requirements for the major, the four concentrations, and will distribute advising worksheets.  In addition, we will have a representative from the Center of Science and Mathematics Education talk with you about Fellowships that are available for students who wish to follow that path.   

A reminder that there is no advising after the last day of classes this spring, Friday, May 15, and there is no advising during the summer. 


New Course for School Age Concentration - Effective Fall 2015

IV.  Science
E ED 655  Hands On Undergraduate Science Education Experience (fall focus is physical science)
Day/Time:  TH 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Units:  3  (Must be taken for a grade)
Instructor:  Dr. Isabel Quita
Location:  TBA

Change of office hours--2/5/15

Starting Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Our Office Hours will be Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed between 12 - 1 p.m.

Spring 2015 CAD PATH Courses Closed - 1/26/15

The following CAD PATH courses are closed to general registration and no additional students will be added.  Please do not attend the first course session to try to add these courses:

1) CAD 450.01
2) CAD 510.01
3) CAD 625.02


Spring 2015 CAD Courses Still Open - 1/26/15

As of this morning, the following CAD courses are still open -

CAD 210.01 - 2 seats
CAD 260.01 - 2 seats
CAD 410.01 - 29 seats   (course just opened last week)
CAD500.01GW - 5 seats


Spring 2015 Admissions Update - 12/15/14

By now, you have heard from either the CAD Department Office or the SF State Admissions Office on your Spring 2015 admissions status.  For those of you who were admitted to the CAD major, our scheduled  Advising Workshop for new majors on Thursday, December 11, was cancelled when the university was shut down due to inclement weather.  We are tentatively planning another Advising Workshop sometime in January 2015, although you already will have registered for courses.  That information will be posted on this page. 

Update on KIN 401 - 12/3/14

Good news for CAD majors in the School Age concentration.  We were just informed that KIN 401 WILL be offered in Spring 2015 on TuTh from 10:30-Noon.  Please plan to take KIN 401 instead of RPT 380. If you have a schedule conflict with KIN 401 and want to take RPT 380 as a course substitute, please bring in documentation to verify the conflict. Only then will the department approve your course substitution request. 

Effective Immediately

Kin 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K-5 will be offered only in Fall semester.  CAD majors in the School Age Concentration may take RPT 380 Developmental Play Processes in lieu of KIN 401 in spring semesters.  During fall semesters, plan to take KIN 401.

Update for Applicants to the CAD Major - Spring 2015

12/1/14  To CAD Major Applicants - This update is to let you know that as of today, we still have not received the complete list of applicants to the CAD major from the university Admissions Office. Until we receive that list, we cannot make any admissions decisions.  We apologize for this delay.

Thank you to everyone who applied to the CAD major for Spring 2015. We expect to receive the complete list of applicants (both Transfer and Change of Major) from the University Admissions Office next week (Nov. 17-21). Once we receive the list, the CAD Department Admissions Committee will select the applicants who will become CAD majors in Spring 2015. Because there are no classes the following week (Nov. 24-28) due to theThanksgiving holiday, our goal is to notify Change of Major applicants of their status during the first week in December.  Transfer applicants will hear of their CAD admissions status from the University Admissions Office.  If you are no longer interested in the CAD major, please notify us at


Applications to the CAD Major for Fall 2015 are now being accepted

Application period:  October 1 - November 30, 2014

Current SF State Students - Submit a Change of Major form to the CAD Department Office, SCI 394.  No late applications accepted.
Transfer Students - Submit  a CSU application to the University's Admissions Office in the Student Services Building (SSB).  Select CAD as primary major.

No supplementary application is required by the department.

Students can anticipate notification regarding their application status sometime in March 2015


General Education Workshop for CAD Majors

November 6, 2014, LIB 242

Trying to figure out how to meet the new General Education requirements and requirements for graduation?  Are you following the old GE pattern and have questions?  Attend this workshop on Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. for Dr. Dahl's presentation and discussion about General Education at SF State.  From 11:30-12:30 there will be individual advising as time permits. 


CAD Students Help To Build a Playground in Bayview-Hunter's Point

October 4, 2014
Twenty-three students from Dr. Nadine Agosta's CAD 210 and CAD 260 classes joined volunteers from around the Bay Area to build a playground in Bayview-Hunter's Point. Pictures forthcoming!


October 21, 2014  6:00-7:00 p.m.

CAD South Africa - 2015 Honors Program Information Session, LIB 244
Come learn about this prestigious study abroad CAD Honors Program
Work with preschool children in Vrygrond Township in Cape Town
Appoximate dates in South Africa: May 29-July 26, 2015
Approximate cost per student: $5,000 (airfare, ground transportation, lodging and food, excursions)
Must be a CAD major in Early Childhood with minimum 6 months experience in early childhood education
Application deadline: October 24, 2014


October 16, 2014  4:00-5:30 p.m.

Edelman Town Hall, LIB 242
Topic: CAD in South Africa: An Early Childhood Educator Honors Program
Hear CAD students and faculty talk about their unique, eight week experience this
past summer working in preschools in Vrygrond Township, Cape Town, South Africa

Presenters: Krystal Dandridge, CAD major in Early Childhood
Yohana Quiroz, CAD alumnus in Early Childhood
Dr. Lygia Stebbing, CAD Lecturer and EDvance SF Director


October 8, 2014
Tokyo Seitoku University Students Visit CAD

Seventy students in Child Development Studies from Tokyo Seitoku University,
a private university in Tokyo, Japan, are visiting the CAD Department
at SF State. On Monday and Tuesday they are visiting schools, child care sites,
preschools, and Mission Science Workshop. On Wednesday, Oct. 8, they
will be on campus to hear faculty presentations, have lunch at the Vista Room,
take a campus tour, and visit the bookstore.

Faculty Presentations:
Topic:  Public Policy: Education by Dr. Alison Baroody, CAD Department
Topic: Music for Children by Dr. Wendell Hanna, School of Music and Dance


September 22, 2014
Interested in traveling to CAMBODIA in May 2015?

Informational meetings have been held. Contact Dr. Nadine Agosta if interested. 
See link for further details.  CAMBODIA TRIP PDF.