We are no longer accepting applications for our Summer 2021 cohort. Applications will reopen in Fall 2021 for our Summer 2022 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.
Fields may include:
I learned a vast amount of skills within my field experience, as well as rich knowledge within my MA studies, that I will carry with me throughout the rest of my professional career as I train the next generation of early childhood educators.
Online M.A Individualized studies track alum
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.