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Child Development Certificate

The child development certificate provides students with knowledge and practical skills to work with children from birth through emerging adulthood. Students in the program will learn about theories of child development; cutting-edge research about how children develop in multiple domains, with a focus on how development occurs in the context of family, community, and culture; and skills for practical application of child development.

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The certificate is designed for matriculated and non-matriculated students who want to enhance their expertise in child development to improve their ability to work with children or parents in their chosen profession.

Child Development Certificate Required Courses

Course # Title Credits
CDFS 232 Child Development 3
CDFS 236 Parent Education and Guidance 4
CDFS 339 Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood 4
CDFS 415 Therapeutic Play 4
CDFS 432 Theories in Child Development 3
CDFS 438 Attachment Theory and Practice 4
  Total Credits for Child Develoment Certificate 22

Application Process

To apply for the certificate, please contact Dr. Amy Claridge.

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