Office: Sweeney Hall 201
Telephone: 408-924-3718 (Voice); 408-924-3758 (Fax)
Maureen C. Smith
Robin L. Love
Emily Slusser, Chair
Interested in K-8 teaching? In childcare? Or in agencies serving children, youth, and families? A degree in child and adolescent development is excellent training for careers involving children and families. Or perhaps you already possess entry-level credentials, already work with children and youth and want to advance your career. A wide range of professionals-from childcare administrators to parent educators to child/youth advocates to child and family counselors to pediatric nurses to healthcare workers-have gained the knowledge and expertise they needed to move ahead in the workplace through our bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Our curriculum incorporates theory, research, policy and practice, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of children and adolescents. For hands-on training we offer numerous activities in community agencies and we operate a campus laboratory preschool. We graduate well-informed, responsible individuals, sensitive to the commonalities and diversities of the world and its people.
Students who are majoring in Child and Adolescent Development and have maintained a 3.5 GPA in the major are eligible to apply to the Child and Adolescent Development Honors Program. Once accepted into the program, students must enroll in CHAD 199 - Senior Honors Thesis . Students who maintain the required GPA and successfully complete CHAD 199 will graduate with Honors in Child and Adolescent Development. Interested students should contact the Child and Adolescent Development department for more information.
CoursesChild and Adolescent Development