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.
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.
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.