We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2020 cohort.
Build a foundation in child and adolescent development theory and practice to jumpstart a career working with children, youth, or families. In the individualized studies track, you’ll take core courses in child development and round out your degree with elective courses that align with your professional goals.
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Take foundational courses in child and adolescent development:
In addition to the program’s core courses, you'll take 12 credits of electives or a minor selected from the other M.A. in applied child and adolescent development tracks or existing courses at the University of Minnesota. Examples include:
Knowledge of child and adolescent development will help you across a wide range of careers. Start or advance your career in a profession that intersects with child development and become a leader in your field.
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Michele Mazzocco, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Minnesota Institute of Child Development. She completed graduate training in early childhood education and a Ph.D. in experimental psychology, and a postdoctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology. Her research spans studies with children ages two to 15 years, and adults. Her primary research interests focus on cognitive development in early to middle childhood, individual differences and development of numeracy, mathematical thinking, math anxiety, and lexical ambiguity.
Students who take all of their courses online qualify for the Minnesota resident tuition rate. Tuition for our M.A. program follows the University’s general resident graduate tuition rates. Full-time enrollment is 6 to 14 credits per semester. Each track in our M.A. program has its own course and credit requirements.