Summer Office Hours

Monday thru Friday  10:00am-3:00pm

Closed for Lunch 12:00pm-1:00pm


Application for Spring 2017 Now Available (Bulletin Year 2011-12 and Newer)

The application for Spring 2017 internships is now available and can be downloaded from the internship link (on the CAD internship website). The due date for completed applications is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 4 p.m. Please note, there is now a 4 day window when you may drop off your application at the CAD department office. Those dates are: Monday, August 29, 2016 from 9 a.m. through Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 4 p.m.  Applications will not be accepted before or after those times/dates.  No exception.



For students in School Age concentration, EED 655: Hands on Undergraduate Science Education Experience will be offered Fall 2016 Thurs 11:30am-2:30pm Class #8006

This course will count under the Science category.


For students in Early Childhood and School Age Concentrations, MUS 601 will be offered this summer as an on-line course.


For student in our School Age Concentration, the Math Department will be offering Math 0165 and Math 0565 for Fall 2016.


CAD Volunteers needed for the CAD Recognition Ceremony on May 14, 2016

Help needed with the following tasks:

  • staffing sign in tables as graduates/guests arrive
  • Serving as monitors/ushers as guests arrive
  • Distributing programs to guests

if interested, please email the CAD Department


CAD courses offered for Summer 2016


Three COMM Courses Dropped from School Age Concentration - Effective Spring 2016

The following COMM courses will no longer be offered by the COMM Department, so we are dropping them from the CAD major, School Age concentration.  These course are in Area I. Language/Reading/Communication Development and are:  COMM 353  Speech for the Classroom Teacher, COMM 411 Language for Teachers, and COMM 508  Children's Commumication.

Two courses remain in that section which will continue to be offered:  CD 655 Dynamics of Communication Development and COMM 364  Oral Interpretation of Children's Literature.


Fall 2016 Internship Application.

We will begin accepting internship applicications for Fall 2016 starting  

Monday, February 1, 2015 thru Friday, February 5, 2015 (4:00pm)                           

Please check the Internship section for more information.


MUS 601  Music for Children

This online course will be offered for Winter session 2016


The following Winter 2016 courses are available for School Age concentration students:  MUS 601 and THA 451.  They meet requirements for VII. Arts and you need only one course in that section.


Winter 2016 Session: Courses

Winter 2016

MUS 601, Music for Children (3 units)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor. Musical materials, concepts, and skills appropriate for use in elementary classrooms. Music fundamentals applied through development of basic skills on an instrument: guitar, recorder, or piano.

Session: J1

Class Number: 1024

Days and Times    Dates    Location    Faculty

ARR     12/21/15 - 01/16/16    Online     Wendell Hanna
Class Notes:
Fee: $1080

Winter 2016

TH A 451, Storytelling and Folk Literature (3 units)

Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Methods and techniques of storytelling using selections from folktales, myths, legends, fables, and special types of poetry. (Plus-minus letter grade only.)

Session: J1
Class Number: 1057

Days and Times    Dates    Location    Faculty

ARR     12/21/15 - 01/16/16    Online     Josephine Tomalin
Class Notes:
Fee: $1080

Refund Schedule CEL_WINT

Refund Code    Session    Full Refund
(less $20 processing fee)    No Refund
CEL_WINT    Winter Session J1    Class dropped on or before December 21, 2015    Class dropped on December 22, 2015 and beyond
CEL_WINT    Winter Session J2    Class dropped on or before January 4, 2016    Class dropped on January 5, 2016 and beyond


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!