This degree completion program leads to Bachelor of Arts in Child
and Adolescent Development (CHAD) with the concentration in Early
Development, Care and Education. Participants are also eligible
for the Early Childhood Education (ECE) permit as they work
toward the credential. The State of California invested billions
of dollars in ECE, creating many employment opportunities in
public and private schools and preschools.
In the cohort system, students stay with the same peers for the
duration of the program. The cohort provides support needed to
complete a bachelor’s degree within a specific time frame.
Since the program is a cohort model, the classes are
predictable and enrollment is guaranteed.
Convenient class times and online learning
Classes are always held in the evenings to cater to the working
student. Synchronous online course meetings prepare students to
advance in the early childhood education field.
Personalized student services
Don’t navigate the CSU system alone! We provide a variety of
student services including transcript evaluations, admission
assistance, financial aid guidance, degree completion advising,
and graduation advising.
The program is ideal for those who:
have attended a community college, and
are transfer eligible to a four-year university
Not sure if you are transfer eligible? We will let you know and
create an educational plan for you!
The CHAD program is based on a collaborative online community
model with classes taught by the most experienced faculty and
synchronous web-based seminars.
Course content is video-streamed from a studio classroom on
Sacramento State’s campus, covering the same upper-division
classes that are currently required of Child and Adolescent
The video-streamed content will be viewed by the cohort students
online, and follow-up discussions will be led by a cohort
The cohort facilitator collaborates with the Child and Adolescent
Development instructional faculty on campus to ensure full
academic support for students in the distance-education degree
Students will take 2-3 courses a semester for eight (8) semesters
including fall, spring and summer, finishing in three years.
Financial aid is available for qualified students in this
Obtaining a bachelor’s degree was a long-term goal for Kerstin
Morell. In May 2019, she accomplished this goal by receiving her
Bachelor of Arts in our Child Development: Early Development,
Care and Education degree completion program.