Department of Child and Family Development

The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) is a highly integrated academic unit within the College of Education. The Department offers a B.S. in Child Development in Applied Arts and Sciences, a Master of Science degree in Child Development, and a graduate certificate (EC-TEaMH) in early childhood mental health. In addition, the department offers a Master of Science in Child Development with a specialization in Early Childhood Mental Health that meets licensure requirements for students wishing to become a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

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Interim Department Chair: Sascha Longstreth
Department Coordinator: KJ Bobczynski

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The Crown Act

Professor Idara Essien and Professor Luke Wood, have published an article, "I Love My Hair." 

We are celebrating this work in light of the recent passing in Congress of The Crown Act. 

Student Research Symposium 2022

CFD Students and Faculty Mentors Shine at the 2022 Student Research Symposium

Two San Diego State University CFD-affiliated students won awards for outstanding scholarly accomplishment at the university’s 15th annual Student Research Symposium (SRS).

Fall 2023 Admissions

SDSU will begin accepting applications for fall 2023 on October 1, 2022. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

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