Youth Development (Certificate, Masters)


Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of adolescence, this strengths-based curriculum supports youth to make them socially, emotionally and cognitively competent adults. The program supports positive development through the six Cs" caring/compassion, competence, character, connection, confidence and commitment. The approach examines people, places, supports, opportunities and services that young people need to be happy, healthy and successful, both in theory and practice.

Certificate Program
Earn a graduate certificate in youth development specialist or youth program management and evaluation. This online youth development curriculum lets you do course work when it is convenient for you. This could lead to career advancement or directions for your work. Learn more...

Masters Degree Program
Earn a master's of science degree in Child, Youth and Family Studies with a specialization in the area of youth development. Depending on your career goals, choose between two program options. Get ready for an enhanced career working in a school, community service, government agency, or higher education. Learn more...