Adolescent Development (Graduate Certificate)
The certificate in adolescent development builds general competence in understanding and applying theory and research regarding adolescent development, with particular emphasis on the influences of families and communities. The program is grounded in an ecological approach that focuses on supporting the health and well-being of all adolescents, with special attention to using a developmental perspective to develop programs, policies, and other interventions that address contemporary risk and protective factors.
A certificate in adolescent development is awarded upon successful completion of 14-15 credits.
|Required Core Curriculum Courses|
|HDFS 950||Contemporary Issues in Adolescent Development||4|
|HDFS 995||Seminar and Special Problems||4|
|Select two courses from the following:|
|Family Programs and Policies|
|Race, Class, Gender, and Families|
|Children, Adolescents and the Law|
|Professional Issues for Family Specialists|
|Theoretical Approaches to Human Development and Family Studies|
|Growing up Male in America|
|Management and Policy in Therapeutic Recreation|
|Camp Administration and Leadership|
|Sociology of Drug Use|
|Sociology of Mental Health|
|Family Violence Research Seminar|
|Sociology of the Family|
|Child and Adolescent Risks and Resiliency: Program, Policy and Practice|
|Practice with Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender People|
One elective must be fulfilled with a Human Development and Family Studies course.
Other human development and family studies or multidisciplinary electives may be selected with advisor approval.
A graduate student who fails a course must immediately attend a mandatory meeting with the instructor of the course, the Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Coordinator, and, if desired, the student's adviser. If a graduate student receives grades below "B-" in two or more courses, the Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Coordinator will make a recommendation to the Graduate School that the student be dismissed from the Human Development and Family Studies Graduate program.