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.
- Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent
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Penn Foster Accreditation and Licenses
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are regionally accredited by the Commission on Secondary Schools of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. And, nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).
- Penn Foster Career School and Penn Foster High School are licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools.
- Penn Foster College is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postseconday Education.