Graduate Certificate Program - Adolescent Dev
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of New Hampshire offers a one-year, minimum 15-credit, multidisciplinary program of study leading to a graduate certificate in adolescent development.
The certificate program is intended for individuals who may be working in the field but lack specific knowledge about adolescent development, such as professionals employed by social-service agencies, juvenile justice facilities and child welfare programs, educational institutions, and independent programs that provide programming and services to adolescents. A certificate in Adolescent Development is ideal for professionals in a variety of youth-related fields.
The certificate program builds general competence in understanding and applying theory and research regarding adolescent development, with particular emphasis on the influences of families and communities. The program is grounded in an ecological approach that focuses on supporting the health and well-being of all adolescents, with special attention to using a developmental perspective to develop programs, policies, and other interventions that address contemporary risk and protective factors.