By earning a Certificate in Child Psychology, students are able to better understand the psychosocial makeup of children and adolescents. Students in the program have the potential to learn the different growth and development theories from infancy to age 12. This online program allows students to complete their study from the comfort of home, at their own pace. Students are taught the relationship between behavior and biology and different theories of viewing the child’s development process.
The Child Psychology Certificate from Penn Foster Career School consists of four Instruction Sets designed to help students succeed in their career. Students study foundational topics such as memory, personality, stress, and gender, and how they play a role in a child’s learning. Eating disorders and substance abuse can play a role in how a child develops. Students take a course on Abnormal Psychology, paying special attention to depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, and ADHD.
Potential employment opportunities for students who complete a Child Psychology Certificate may include counseling centers, hospitals, social work agencies, or schools.
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School Accreditation & Licensing
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Penn Foster Career School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Penn Foster Career School has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Penn Foster High School is regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and accredited by Cognia and the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationHigh School or Equivalent
Official High School Transcript/GED Score