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
Front Office Student Assistant: Sequoia Kriss

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Assistant Professor: Undergraduate BS position in Child and Family Development

The Department of Child and Family Development (CFD) at San Diego State University seeks applicants for a full-time, 10-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a research program focused on the identities and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and others (LGBTQ+) children, youth, students, families, and/or educators with a focus on the intersectionality of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ issues.

"I Love My Hair," by Dr. Idara Essien and Dr. Luke Wood

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

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 is now accepting applications for fall 2023. Deadlines differ by program. Please see individual academic program information for details.

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