CADV has adopted an empowerment based approach to advising; our goal is to teach you the campus tools to answer any advising-related question independently and confidently.
CADV does NOT place holds on student registration accounts. We also do NOT require CADV students to meet face-to-face with an advisor before registering for classes.
Our department offers various modes of advising opportunties each semester. Some of these include:
- We offer weekly or bi-weekly workshops/receptions on various advising topics (e.g., how to apply for graduation, career exploration, how to pick classes) in a computer lab. This is the best way to get your individual advising needs met in a slow paced relaxed environment. Students typically use this time to learn how to use the MAP (my academic plan) to plan future courses, receive validation that they are "on track," and answer general or specific questions.
- Watch the advising videos (see next tab). CADV Peer Mentors created short 1-5 minute videos explaining critical advising topics you need to know. Start with the MAP video becauase you cannot see a faculty advisor until you have learned how to plan classes using this fun interactive "videogame-like" tool.
- Scheduled one-on-one appointments with Faculty Advisors to receive help solving problems; we do not meet to do course planning (attend the workshop or meet with a peer advisor to learn how to use the MAP so you can independently determine if you are taking the right courses).
- Walk-in advising hours with trained Peer Advisors and/or Faculty Advisors (for those who know how to use the MAP).
- Email or set up an appointment with a trained Peer Advisor at a time that works with your busy schedule. If you cannot attend the scheduled weekly advising times, the peer advisors are eager to meet with you one-on-one at a time that works for you.
CADV STUDENTS IN NEED OF ADVISING
Over the summer months of June and July, our CADV Department will offer a number of opportunities (e.g., orientation workshops, group advising, peer advisors) to seek face-to-face advising with a faculty advisor. These workshops/walk-ins are perfect for new transfer students OR current CADV majors interested in connecting with an advisor. Make sure you bring your CSUN user name & password because we will be working on a computer with your specific account.
Thursday June 12, 2:30-4:00 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building)
Friday June 13, 3:30-4:30 (ideal for transfer students) (Jeanne Chisholm Hall/NCOD 228- near the Health Center)
Tuesday June 17, 2:30-4:00 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building)
Wednesday June 18, 12:00-2:00 (Sequoia Hall 285)
Friday June 20, 3:30-4:30 (ideal for transfer students) (Jeanne Chisholm Hall/NCOD 228- near the Health Center)
Tuesday, June 24, 12:00-2:00pm (Sequoia Hall 285)
Wednesday June 25, 1:00-2:30 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building)
Thursday June 26, 2:30-4:00 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building)
Monday, June 30, 2:30-4:00 (NEW LOCATION JACARANDA HALL 2521; Sequoia Hall)
Tuesday, July 8, 10:30-12:00 (Sequoia Hall 285- be prepared for a very long wait)
Wednesday July 9, 1:00-2:30 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building) Come get your graduation application paperwork signed for the July 11th due date!
Thursday July 10, 2:00-3:30 (ideal for transfer students) (Jeanne Chisholm Hall/NCOD 228- near the Health Center)
Tuesday July 15, 12:00-2:00 (Sequoia Hall 285- be prepared for a long wait)
Thursday July 17, 2:00-3:30 (ideal for transfer students) (Jeanne Chisholm Hall/NCOD 228- near the Health Center)
Friday July 18, 11:00-1:00 (NEW LOCATION JACARANDA HALL 2521; Sequoia Hall)
Monday August 4, 1:00-2:30 (Juniper Hall 2125, aka Business building)
Tuesday, August 5, 10:00-12:00 (NEW LOCATION JACARANDA HALL 2521; Sequoia Hall)
NEW CSUN JR TRANSFER STUDENTS
In ADDITION to the opportunities listed above, the College of Health & Human Development Student Services/EOP Office offers a general advising workshop for transfer students; however, after their workshop they will recommend that you speak with a CADV advisor for specific questions like, "what CADV classes should I take?" For some of their workshops, a CADV faculty advisor will be available in the hour directly afterwards (see those posted in the list above) to provide additional mentoring and advising assistance. Their office requires that you rsvp in advance (call 818-677-2883).
Friday June 13
Friday June 20
Thursday July 10
Thursday July 17
Friday July 25
We will hold weekly workshops, walk-in hours, and appointments for advising related questions throughout the Fall 2014 semester. Before you arrive, make sure you have planned classes in your MAP; if you do not know how to use your MAP, watch the video (see above tab) which teaches you the process. If you wish to speak with a faculty advisor, first you will meet with a Peer Advisor who will help you pull up your MAP prior for your appointment.
The schedule for Fall 2014 has NOT been created yet, but starting in mid-September 2014, use the Advisortrac system to book your advising appointments (use your CSUN login/password): https://advisortrac.csun.edu
Watch this video if you are having difficulty with AdvisorTrac.
The Early Childhood Development CADV BA Option was created to accommodate community college transfer students who previously completed CAP 8 certified early childhood units. Students in this option can use a total of 8 classes (24 units) to count towards the ECD BA requirements.
Explore the Early Childhood Development BA Option overview to identify where community college ECE coursework is accepted in the CADV major (highlighted in green).
Note- we do NOT accept any child development units; only CAP 8 certified courses can be used for BA requirements (often these are the same requirements for the Child Development Permit).
Follow these steps:
Find out which community college courses can count. Open the Community College Course Petition Form; page 3 includes a chart of accepted coursework from our local Los Angeles community colleges.
- Make sure your updated transcripts have been sent to CSUN.
- Submit the Community College Substitution Petition Form to the CADV Department office (Sequoia Hall 285) WITH your updated MAP .
- Wait to be notified with the results of your request.
When you choose to be a Child & Adolescent Delopment major, you will pick from our two Options: Applied Developmental Science (ADS) and Early Childhood Development (ECD).
The ADS Option offers a more developmentally broad (birth-emerging adulthood) and scientific approach to understanding how youth change over time; this option gives students more course options in the Electives section which can double-count for Upper Division GE units and double-majoring.
The Early Childhood Development Option focuses on younger children and allows community college students who have completed CAP 8 certified coursework to count units towards the BA degree.
Both options require students to take the CORE CADV requirements. Read more on how to decide which BA Option is right for you.
Click here for more information on how to change your major to CADV.
CADV Peer Advisors are Peer Mentors who have a passion to work with fellow CADV majors on how to navigate campus resources (e.g., MAP, Career Center) to effectively reach graduation. Peer Mentors receive training on how to effectively listen and empower students to take charge of their learning experience.
Many Peer Mentors are transfer students with a particular interest in helping others effectively navigate and transition to this campus.
Things to know about Peer Advisors:
- They have been trained to teach others the campus tools to help you answer critical advising questions (e.g., MAP, catalog)
- If you schedule an appointment with a faculty advisor, you will first consult with a Peer Advisor to get your MAP pulled up on an iPad (or quickly teach you how to use your MAP).
- Peer Advisors cannot sign official documents. If for some reason you do not want to meet with a Peer Advisor, you are not required to do so.
Interested in becoming a Peer Advisor and working with Dr. Scott? Visit the "Forms" tab and learn more.
The undergraduate degree in Child and Adolescent Development appeals to a wide range of students! Many of our majors are interested in pursuing careers such as a:
- health practitioner (i.e., pediatrician, nurse, occupational therapist, child life specialist)
- mental health clinican (e.g., psychologist, clincial social worker, counselor, marriage & family therapist)
- educator (e.g., preschool teacher, K-12 credential teacher, college couselor, or college professor).
To help you further decide on a particular career pathway, we are one of the few undergraduate programs in the CSU system offering a competitive internship program. This year long experience provides students the opportunity to pick from nearly 20 local community partners (e.g, schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations) to develop hands-on expereince and professional networks.
Our department advising program will host workshops/receptions and invite graduate students and alumni working in the field so you can learn about different career options. Meet some of our CADV alumni are currently attending graduate school.
Whether you are a transfer student or starting as a freshman, this CADV Department and faculty welcomes you to this wonderful University.
Having the Child Development Permit can be a great addition to your resume while building professional experience. The Child Development Training Consortium offers more information and resources regarding the steps to obtaining a permit. Typically this permits consists of 2 years of general education coursework and 8 core classes of Early Childhood Development (typically offerred at community colleges).