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2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate

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About the Youth Development Specialist Graduate Certificate Program

The 13-hour Graduate Certificate in Youth Development is designed to assist youth professionals to train individuals in the second decade of life with the skills necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. The target audience is professionals who are either working directly with adolescents and young adults or are involved in education and research related to youth. This certificate is available only through enrollment in Great Plains IDEA. The program addresses the need for advanced education in youth issues and does so through a strengths-based curriculum.

Contact:  Dr. Jean Pearson Scott, 806. 834.6589,; Holly Babbitt, 806.834.4927,

One required foundations course and four electives from among courses in:

  • Adolescents and Their Families
  • Community Youth Development
  • Contemporary Youth Issues
  • Youth in Cultural Contexts
  • Youth Development
  • Youth Policy

Total Hours: 13

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