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San Diego State University

Global Cultural Experience

The Global Cultural Experience Requirement

White Paper: Global Cultural Experience Policy - DRAFT (PDF) 

Child and Family Development

Requirements for the major: Child and Family Development majors are required to complete three units or 120 hours (minimum) in one of the following three study areas with the preapproval and written consent of the undergraduate adviser.

  • Study Abroad. Courses taken as part of study abroad may count toward the completion of the child development degree. Students need to work with the undergraduate adviser to make sure their selection of classes will qualify.
  • Research. Selected topics are determined by the Department of Child and Family Development. Contact department for directions to register in research laboratories (Child and Family Development 499). Assignments will be made after an interview with the department chair.
  • Community Based Learning. Students work directly with children and service providers in preselected community outreach programs/agencies to further their career and professional development. Students register in Child and Family Development 597 and work under supervision of faculty as well as service partners.

Special Education

An international or global experience is required, as defined by the Department of Special Education, prior to graduation for all prelminary credential candidates.
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