Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Specialist

A youth development specialist graduate certificate is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields. Areas include youth-serving organizations like 4-H; Boys and Girls Club; non-profit organizations; faith-based groups; community recreation facilities; correctional professions; elementary, middle and high school educators; and extension educators.

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Total of 12 credit hours required.

Required Course
H_D_FS 7231Foundations of Youth Development3
Elective (Select 3 of the Following)
H_D_FS 8234Adolescents and their Families3
H_D_FS 8236Federal and State Policies that Impact Youth Development3
H_D_FS 8237Youth Cultures and the Cultures of Youth3
H_D_FS 8240Youth Development3
H_D_FS 7001Topics in Human Development and Family Science3
Or advisor-approved course

For information about this certificate, contact:

Department of Human Development and Family Science
102 Gwynn Hall
Columbia, MO 65211