CFD Students

CFD 575 Dr. Longstreth & students

Dr. Sascha Longstreth and her CFD 575 students gather for a group photo during their final showcase exhibition, The Visual Representations of Social Justice in Child and Family Studies

Learn about resources available to students in the Department of Child and Family Development.

Find helpful resources:

Advising is available to all students.

Current undergraduate advising:

  • Direct all questions or clarification of General Education (G.E.) requirements to the SDSU Undergraduate Advising Center on campus located in the Student Services West Building (map), room 1551, (619-594-6668).
  • Direct all questions about the Child Development major to our Undergraduate Advisors, Alison Sternal, M.A., Tanner Wilson, M.A. and Jacynda Laferriere. Visit the OSS advising page to learn more.

Graduate advising: 

Visit the COE Advising page to find your program advisor.

Students in the Department of Child and Family Development are required to be familiar with the research process and APA (American Psychological Association) writing style.  Learn more about APA style.

Learn about SDSU's Child and Family Development Student Organization (CFDSO) and link to information about other clubs and organizations.


Link to financial aid and scholarship information for students in the College of Education.

The campus scholarship application deadline each year is usually in early February. This means that you need to begin thinking about reviewing resources, picking up the forms, obtaining needed transcripts, and writing your essay or other required material around January of each year.

Thair Milne and Georgia Tait Stooke Scholarships

The Child and Family Development Department has a limited amount of Scholarship and Award funds available through 2 separate scholarship accounts. These are the Thair Milne and Georgia Tait Stooke Scholarship awards. Applicants for these 2 scholarships complete the regular SDSU scholarship application form, and it will be forwarded through to the department for review. 

Learn about fingerprinting and background check requirements for undergraduate students in the Department of Child and Family Development.
Learn about the Reflective Learning Portfolio, a requirement for CFD students entering upper-division courses. The link above also has information about Taskstream, the software you will need to create your portfolio.

CFD Service Learning Agreement Master List

The Master List contains all existing Service Learning Agreements between CFD/College of Education/SDSU and the community partners. The list is regularly updated to reflect changes. Faculty members are encouraged to place students in these organizations for off-campus field experiences.

View the CFD SLA Master List posted on the Field Experience page.