Master of Science in Child & Adolescent Development
University of La Verne

Program Details

The University of La Verne offers a master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development. Options include a practitioner or research track, and a concentration in either early childhood or adolescence. 

This online human services degree program is designed to prepare teachers and other professionals to increase their understanding of the physical, intellectual, social, and emotional development of youth. Teachers can use this program to gain additional skills and knowledge to become more effective in the classroom. Graduates will be equipped to pursue leadership roles in fields including teaching, child care, youth advocacy, children’s television production, parent education, and social services. 

Courses cover a range of topics including:

  • Language, reading, and concept development
  • Studies in attachment
  • Assessment in early childhood
  • Teaching adults
  • Cognition and brain development
  • Developmental curriculum

Requirements

  • GPA of 2.75
  • Statement of Purpose
  • An interview 
  • A writing assessment
  • A bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts

School Accreditation Statement

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission