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To earn a master's or doctoral level minor, you'll take three foundational courses in infant and early childhood mental health:
In addition to the three required courses, you have the option of taking a three-credit field experience course.
In addition to the three foundational courses, you'll complete three more required one-credit courses. You have the option of taking a three-credit field experience course.
You’re eligible to pursue a graduate minor in infant and early childhood mental health if you’re actively pursuing another master’s or doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota.
If you’re a master's degree student, you must declare a minor prior to your final exam.
If you’re a doctoral student, you must declare a minor prior to passing your doctoral program’s preliminary oral exam.
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Elizabeth Carlson, PhD, is affiliated graduate faculty at the Institute of Child Development and director of the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health certificate program. Her research focuses on the role of early experience in development, including how individuals become vulnerable to psychopathology and the impact of trauma on development.