Apr 16, 2024  
2023/2024 University Catalog 
    
2023/2024 University Catalog

Child and Family Development


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OFFICE: Lamden Hall 403
TELEPHONE: 619-594-5380 / FAX: 619-594-5921
E-MAIL: cfdev@sdsu.edu
WEBSITE: https://education.sdsu.edu/cfd
Faculty:

Interim Chair: Longstreth, Sascha, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Undergraduate Advisers: Sternal, Alison, M.A.; Wilson, Tanner, M.A.; Laferriere, Jacynda

Graduate Adviser: Shapiro, Alyson, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Washington)

LPCC Director: Linder, Lisa, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development, LPCC Director (B.A., Psychology, University of Redlands; M.A., University of the Pacific; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University)

Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty: 

Hokoda, Audrey, Professor of Child and Family Development [Senate Distinguished Professor] (B.S., University of California, Los Angeles; M.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Garrity, Sarah, Interim Senior Associate Dean, College of Education; Associate Professor of the Department of Child and Family Development (B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.S., San Diego State University; Ed.D., University of California, San Diego/California State University, San Marcos)

Haine-Schlagel, Rachel, Interim Associate Dean for Research, College of Education; Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., Emory University; M.A., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University)

Lazarevic, Vanja, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., Marquette University; M.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Ph.D., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)

Longstreth, Sascha, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; M.A., University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley)

Rieth, Sarah, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., University of California, San Diego; B.S., University of California, San Diego; M.A., University of California, San Diego; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego)

Shapiro, Alyson, Associate Professor of Child and Family Development (B.S., University of Utah; Ph.D., University of Washington)
 
Black, Felicia, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development (B.S., Cleveland State University; M.S., Kent State University; Ph.D., Kent State University)

Dickson, Kelsey, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., Northwestern University; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Kent State University)

Essien-Wood, Idara, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., University of California, Riverside; M.A., California State University, Sacramento; M.Ed., Arizona State University; Ph.D., Arizona State University)

Lind, Teresa, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development (A.B., Harvard University; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Delaware)

Linder, Lisa, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development, LPCC Director (B.A., Psychology, University of Redlands; M.A., University of the Pacific; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University)

Ochoa, Wendy. Assistant Professor of Child and Family Development (B.A., Psychology; M.A., University of California, Irvine; Ph.D., University of California, Irvine)

Lecturers: 

Alvarado Waipuk, Jacob, B.A., Child and Family Development

Archer, Rachelle, M.A., Child and Family Development

Bacon, Dan, M.A., Child and Family Development

Bashaw-Wood, Briana, M.S., Child and Family Development

Behana, Elinor, M.S., Child and Family Development

Beltran, Lisa, M.S., Child and Family Development

Blevins, Darielle, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Brady, Meghan, M.S., Child and Family Development

Brady, Joanne, M.A., Child and Family Development

Gallozzi, Francesca, M.A., Child and Family Development

Issac, Chris, M.A., Child and Family Development

Jaffe, Heather, Ph.D. Child and Family Development

Kent, Nicole M., Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Kitchens, Haley, M.A., Child and Family Development

Koo, Rebecca, M.S., Child and Family Development

Lozada-Santone, Patricia, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Maheronnaghsh, Sarah, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Maxwell, Mark, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Monaco, Jamie, M.A., Child and Family Development

Montes-Leiton, Sandra, M.A., Child and Family Development

Myers, Don N., Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Palma, Griselda, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Rodriguez, Maria Carmen, M.S., Child and Family Development

Sanders, Carolyn, M.S.L.M., Child and Family Development

Spooner, Anne McLevie, M.S., Child and Family Development

Tung, Hsing-chen, Ed.D., Child and Family Development

Ulloa, Carlos, Ph.D., Child and Family Development

Wojtach, Barbara, L.C.S.W., Child and Family Development

Emeritus Faculty: 

Balkwell, Carolyn K., Ph.D., 1981-2007, Professor of Child and Family Development

Deutsch, Francine, Ph.D., 1981-1999, Professor of Child and Family Development

Ritblatt, Shulamit, Ph.D., 1996-2020, Professor of Child and Family Development

Roberts, Thomas W., Ph.D., 1999-2012, Professor of Child and Family Development

Ross, Pamela J., Ph.D., 1977-2008, Professor of Child and Family Development, Professor of Teacher Education

Offered by the Department

Major in Child Development with the B.S. degree in Applied Arts and Sciences. 

Minor in Child Development.

Master of Science degree in Child Development.

Master of Science degree in Child Development. Concentration in Early Childhood Mental Health (LPCC).

Early Childhood-Transdisciplinary Education and Mental Health Certificate Program. 

The Major

The interdisciplinary major in child development draws from many fields of study, including biology, psychology, and sociology, and prepares students for a variety of professional specialties. Graduates with competencies in this major find positions in preschools, child care centers, schools, hospitals, clinics, residential institutions, counseling centers, mental health centers, social services and public welfare agencies, family service agencies, family planning clinics, community programs, business and industry, and government agencies.

Field experience programs offer students supervised work in community agencies, children’s programs, the SDSU Children’s Center, San Diego City Schools, and various San Diego agencies. All children’s programs are inclusive and a wide range of special needs and at-risk populations are served.

The child development degree also provides a flexible curriculum base for continuation into graduate programs in child development, family studies, or early childhood mental health. Majors may also continue graduate work in related fields such as multiple subject teaching credential; marriage and family therapy; occupational and physical therapy; social work; psychology; law; or sociology.

The child development minor is an important adjunct for students in areas such as anthropology; education; exercise and nutritional sciences; liberal studies; nursing; psychology; recreation; social work; sociology; and speech, language, and hearing sciences.

The child and family development with early childhood special education emphasis is a four-year integrated program, in which undergraduate students earn a baccalaureate degree in child development concurrent with a Preliminary Education Specialist Credential with an emphasis in early childhood special education. Education Specialist Credential in Early Childhood Special Education is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The credential authorizes the holders to work with children from birth through pre-kindergarten with designated disabilities in a variety of settings. This credential requires completion of Preliminary Education Specialist requirements, followed by completion of the Clear Professional Induction Specialist requirements within five years of employment in an authorized setting. Once admitted, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and must successfully complete all practicum experiences. Only grades of C or better will count toward a degree, a credential, or a certificate. Graduates with this degree qualify for special education teacher or service provider positions in early intervention programs, preschools, daycare centers, schools, hospitals, hospice centers, public welfare agencies, family service agencies, family planning clinics.

Impacted Program

The child development major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the child development major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better: CFD 135 CFD 270 CFD 270L (one unit), CFD 272 CFD 275 CFD 278 ; BIOL 100 ; PSY 101 ; SOC 101 ; and PSY 280 , or SOC 201 , or a three unit elementary statistics course. These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC);
  2. Complete a minimum of 45 baccalaureate level semester units (a minimum of 60 units are required for all transfer applicants);
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 2.40 or better.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Standards for Admission

Special Instructions

  1. Background Clearance. Child and family development premajors and transfer students must successfully pass a background check in order to be placed in educational and community settings. Red flag issues which prevent placement may impede progression and successful completion of degree requirements.
  2. Tuberculin Clearance. Evidence of a negative tuberculosis test must be provided periodically for community-based classes. Clearance statements may be secured from SDSU Health Services, private physicians or HMOs, or public health agencies.

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit http://www.sdsu.edu/mymap for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Programs

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