Child and Adolescent Development

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree (AA-T)

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Associate in Arts for Transfer
Program Information
The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is designed to provide a clearly articulated curricular track for Sacramento City College students preparing for seamless transfer in Child Development to pursue an elementary teaching credential at the California State University.

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) student completion requirements (as stated in SB1440 law) are:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements (CSU GE-B).

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. ADTs also require that students must earn a “C” or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Career Opportunities
This Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer is designed for students transferring into Child Development with the goal of teaching in the elementary schools of California. It is aligned with the Child Development Elementary Education Pre-Credential Major.

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • integrate the developmental theories of child development into his or her implementation of teaching practices and curriculum.
  • demonstrate a broad understanding of biological, social, cognitive, and cultural factors influencing children’s development and learning.
  • incorporate knowledge from areas of general education into his or her knowledge base to facilitate his or her ability to teach in a multiple subject classroom.

Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
The Associate in Arts in Child and Adolescent Development for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.