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MA in Child & Adolescent Development College of Education

About MA in Child & Adolescent Development

About This Program

The degree offers an opportunity for the advanced study of developmental theory and research in preparation for a wide range of professional objectives involving children, adolescents, and families. Our program emphasizes scholarly reflection on developmental issues and academic excellence in oral and written communication. The program faculty values academic scholarship and research, and regards their application in professional settings as central to the mission of the MA program.

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Program Resources

Sac State MA CHAD Program Flyer

Virtual Information Sessions

The following sessions are to help answer questions about the Program and receive guidance on completing the application.

  • Thursday, January 26, 12:15-1:00pm PT
  • Friday, January 27, 12:15-1:00pm PT
  • Monday, January 30, 5:30-6:15pm PT
  • Wednesday, February 1, 5:30-6:15pm PT
All info sessions will use the same Zoom ID and link (see below). Live transcripts will be enabled during the sessions. Please email for additional accommodation requests.

Career Options in CHAD

The program prepares graduates for a variety of life goals, including working directly with infants, children, adolescents, and their families.

Child and Adolescent Development MA students pursue careers in program administration, parent education, research, community college instruction, and work in counseling, social service, non-profit and community agencies.

The MA also prepares students for additional study toward a doctoral degree in child development, developmental psychology, or related field.

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College of Education, MA Child & Adolescent Development
Eureka Hall, Room 401
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Phone: (916) 278-6639

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