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We award more than $200,000 annually in scholarships to incoming students.
Your assigned advisor will support you with academic planning throughout your time at Nebraska.
Career coaches can help you plan for a meaningful career built upon your degree program.
Apply what you’ve learned in the classroom and gain practical experience through an internship or student teaching experience. Students have completed internships with organizations such as Community Action Partnership/Headstart and have taught in classrooms across Nebraska and abroad!
Receive professional mentoring from content area experts who will help you transform your passion into expertise.
Conduct purposeful research alongside expert faculty. Students have conducted research at on-campus facilities, such as the Family Resource Center and Child Development Laboratory.
Human Development and the Family (CYAF 160)
Each stage of life studied from the perspective of how individual development is fostered within the family system.
Applied Methods of Social Emotional Development and Guidance (CYAF 210L)
Overview of the components of social competence and development. Practice skills related to sound child development theory under the guidance of early childhood professionals.
Family Science (CYAF 280)
Introduction to research and theory on family relationships and to careers working with children and families.
Working with Families (CYAF 380)
Overview of effective communication strategies and parent education programs. Application of an ecological model to understand variation in parental roles, perspectives, approaches and challenges.
Working with Parents (CYAF 382)
Introduction to principles of parenting within multiple contexts including developmental, structural, and cultural perspectives.
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