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Developmental Science: Child Emphasis

Developmental Science: Child Emphasis

Earners of this micro-credential will demonstrate an understanding of the educational, emotional, intellectual, and social development of children. This micro-credential will be of interest to those planning a career in working with typically or atypically developing children. (Teacher, School Counselor, Developmental Disabilities Specialist, Social Worker, Child Psychologist, Pediatric Nurse/Pediatrician, Child Life Specialist, Speech Pathologist, Researcher, or Applied Behavioral Analyst.)

Admission Requirements for Application:

  • Overall GPA of 2.5
  • One prerequisite course (Any 200-level, 3 credit, Developmental Psychology course from the following: PSY 232: Child Development, PSY 233: Adolescent Development, PSY 252: Adult Development or PSY 253: Lifespan Development) with a grade of C or better.

Micro-credential Requirements:

In order to earn the Developmental Science: Child Emphasis micro-credential, students must achieve a final grade of C or better in all four general education courses selected from the areas listed above.

Contact Information


Knapp Hall, 2nd Floor

Students select courses from each of the categories listed below:

Basic Coursework (1 course, 3 credits)
PSY 232: Child Development
PSY 233: Adolescent Development
PSY 251: Developmental Disabilities
Advanced Coursework (2 courses, 6 credits)
PSY 321: Child Cognitive Development
PSY 316: Atypical Development
PSY 430: Introduction to School Counseling
Applied Learning Course (1 course, 3 credits)*
PSY:442/443: Internship/Senior Project

* Applied Learning Courses are approved by the Department of Psychology Chairperson to ensure that it meets the learning objectives.  Other courses may be approved after review by Department Chairperson.

Last Modified 10/8/21