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Child and Adolescent Development, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1089 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Child and Adolescent Development program of San Francisco State University was developed for students who wish to work primarily with school-age children and their families in settings such as elementary schools, social service agencies, and after-school programs.
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Overview

The Child and Adolescent Development program of San Francisco State University is recommended as preparation for students who wish to become elementary school teachers and plan to enroll in a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential Program after graduation.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Our overarching learning goal is: To promote and advocate for social justice and be culturally aware, sensitive, and responsive in the context of CAD:
  • To promote and advocate for social justice and be culturally aware, sensitive, and responsive in the context of CAD.
  • To understand the professional roles and responsibilities in the field of CAD in a variety of work settings.
  • To apply developmental, learning and cultural theories used in the context of the field.
  • To communicate clearly, respectfully, persuasively, coherently, and powerfully in the context of CAD including but not limited to working with children, families, and colleagues.
  • To write clearly, cohesively, and persuasively in the CAD genre in a variety of formats including but not limited to reports, policy analyses, assessments, and proposals.
  • To understand research methods, assessment, evaluation, and data collection, analysis, and reporting; to conduct action research in the context of CAD.
  • To be able to locate and utilize a variety of appropriate and relevant resources and technologies in the context of CAD.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Fall - TBD

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development
  • Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective
  • Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Applied Child and Youth Development
  • Understanding and Working with Diverse Families
  • Children, Youth, and Public Policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

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