Change of Major applications for Fall 2016 are now being accepted.

The Last day to turn in applications is November 30, 2015 at 4:00pm


Interested in Traveling to Cambodia and Vietnam in May 2016?  Contact Dr. Nadine Agosta for additional information.

A Reminder About Course Substitutions in the Major

CAD majors must receive prior approval to take a course for the major that is not listed in the Bulletin for their year and concentration.  Course substitution approval is not automatic, so be sure to see a CAD faculty advisor for advice.  Final approval given by the Department Chair, based upon faculty recommendation.  Use the Forms link to download a course substitution form. 

Textbook Information For All CAD Majors - Effective Fall 2015

1) The following text will be used in all CAD courses beginning Fall 2015.  Students are required to purchase one and refer to it when writing papers.

Text:  The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (2010). 6th Edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

2) For students taking CAD 410, the required text is the same text from CAD 210.   
Lightfoot, C., Cole M., & Cole, S. (2013).  The Development of Children 7th Edition.  New York: Worth Publishers.

The Following E ED Courses Still Open for Fall 2015 Enrollment  

1)    E ED 602.01  Advanced Curriculum Study in ECE  (3 units)
M  1:10-3:55 p.m.  Burk Hall 173
For EC concentration, meets requirement for  III.  ECE Curriculum and Methods

2)    E ED 607.01  Leadership and Administration in ECE (3 units)  CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Tu 4:10-6:55 p.m.  Burk Hall 151
        For EC concentration, meets requirement for V. Special Issues, A. Administration/Leadership & Working with Families

3)    E ED 611.01  Advanced Issues in Infant-Toddler Education and Care (3 units)
Tu 1:10-3:55 p.m.  Burk Hall 177
For EC concentration, meets requirement for II. Child Development in Context, B. Infant/Toddler Development

4)    E ED 615.01  Environmental Education in ECE (3 units)  CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
TH 7:10-9:55 p.m. Burk Hall 177
For EC concentration, meets requirement for V. Special Issues, B. Curriculum Specialties


** The Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship.**

The CAD department is seeking qualified applicants for the Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship. This scholarship was endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Paff in memory of their daughter, Shereen. Shereen Paff earned a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 1971 from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and spent 25 years working and teaching in the field of Special Education. She specialized in visually impaired children and special education children in elementary schools and dedicated her life to helping children.

Please check  for further information.


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.

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!