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Paving the way for early educator degree attainment

SF State Resource Guide


Welcome to SF State! Welcome to the PATH Program at SF State! Your hard work has paid off and you are close to finishing your degree in Child and Adolescent Development! As you move towards your goal of a BA, you might have many questions. At PATH, we strive to ease your transition to your final years at State by providing both academic and personalized support. SF State is home to many great programs that like PATH, are here to help you. Use this guide to learn about some of the programs and resources available on and off campus. Remember that we are here to help you be successful in school. Please get in touch with use if you need additional support or guidance. Good Luck!

Melinda and the PATH Program Office: HSS 154 Phone: 415-405-4342

Table of Contents Academic Resources....................................4 Health Services...............................................5 Finance Resources.........................................6 Child Development Teacher Permit........7 Employment Tips...........................................8 Campus Map...................................................9


Academic Resources Take advantage of these academic resources throughout the school year Campus Academic Resource Program (CARP) CARP is a free student tutorial and academic support program. They offer tutoring in topics such as math, science, business, writing, academic skills and more. On top of their tutoring services, CARP also has ongoing workshops throughout the academic school year in several areas. Office: HSS 344/HSS 346 Phone: 415.405.0971 Web: Learning Assistance Center (LAC) LAC offers tutoring for reading, writing, math, and science. They offer many different kinds of tutoring including same-day, weekly, and small group tutoring Office: HSS 348 Phone: 415.338.1993 Web: English Tutoring Center (ETC) ETC provides academic support to undergraduate students enrolled in English composition, reading, and English as a Second Language (ESL). ETC also offers English 112 which gives students one unit for meeting with their tutor once a week for one semester. Office: HUM 290 Phone: 415.338.1821 Web:


Health Services Staying healthy is a requirement for success. Luckily, our campus has many health services available to you.

Student Health Services (SHS) SHS provides accessible and cost-effective quality medical care for all registered SFSU students. At the health center they provide basic care, laboratory and x-ray procedures, women’s services, Immunizations, pharmacy, nutrition services, preventive medicine, psychiatric care, HIV testing, and much more. Specialty services are also available at additional cost. Office: Student Health Center (next to Burk Hall) Phone 415.338.1251 Emergency: 415.338.2222 Email: Web: Counseling and Psychological Services Center The CPSC provides psychological counseling to students. Professionally licensed marriage and family therapists, psychologists and clinical social workers are present to help with any issue you may be undergoing. Confidential services are provided to all current SFSU students as part of your student health fee. Office: SSB 208 Phone: 415.338.2208 Emergency: 415.338.2222 National Suicide Hotline: 1800.784.2433 Web:


Finance Resources Our campus has many resources to help you with your finances. If

you’re looking for scholarships or loan opportunities, check these out! Financial Aid Office The Financial Aid Office handles everything from grants, scholarships, work-study awards, and loans. If you have any issue with your financial aid award you can visit them at the One-Stop Center. Office: One-Stop Center (SSB, 1st floor) Phone: 415.338.7000 Email: Contact: Nancy Jodaitis Email: Web: Project Connect Book Loan Service Project Connect exists to promote higher education and facilitate graduation for low income and historically underrepresented communities. Their book loan service allows students to borrow up to two textbooks for the upcoming semesters as long as you keep them in good shape. Through a partnership with them, all of Metro students get priority on borrowing books; make sure to mention you are part of our program. Office: T-139 (Cesar Chavez Student Center) Phone: 415.405.4048 Web:



Child Development Teacher Permit You will need to have a current CA Child Development Permit if you would like to work in an ECE classroom or setting. To get your permit, you will need to contact the San Francisco Early Childhood Professional Development Project at CCSF (PDP). PDP supports individuals in the permit process with advice and application processing assistance. PDP advisors will help determine what level of permit you qualify for and explain the permit process in more detail. In order to access PDP services, you MUST first make an appointment to meet with a counselor. Please refer to PDP’s website or call for more information. Web: ChildDevFamilyStudies/pdp.html Phone: 415-452-5605


Employment Tips There are many online resources to help you find a position in ECE. If you are looking for a job or thinking about changing employment in the field of early childhood education, use these resources to help you find a position. Gator Jobs: Gator Jobs is a campus wide job listing database. The Child and Adolescent Development Department posts all job opportunities on this site. You can upload your resume and search through hundreds of potential employers. CCSF Early Childhood AfterCollege Job Listings: AfterCollege Job Listings is an offering of the Child Development & Family Studies Department at CCSF. You can search through many different early childhood education jobs available in the city. Web: Jumpstart Jumpstart is a national non-profit that partners college students with lowincome preschoolers around the city to prepare them for kindergarten. Phone 415.405.3592 Web: EDJOIN EDJOIN is an online resource for individuals looking for a position in the CA public school system including the San Francisco Unified School District. Hundreds of new jobs are posted weekly. Web: 9

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Paving the way for early educator degree attainment Questions? Contacts us! PHONE 415.405.4342 FAX 415.405.2788 WEB EMAIL MAIL PATH Program San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Ave, HSS 124 San Francisco, CA 94132-4011

PATH Resource Guide  
PATH Resource Guide  

A resource guide for incoming PATH students at San Francisco State University.