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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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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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