General Requirements: Total Hours: 18 • Minimum GPA: 2.0
Program Description: The Certificate of Mastery in Child Development allows students to obtain specialized training that can lead to the educational requirements for a CDA credential or to fulfill the requirements for the Department of Human Services professional development. Certificate completers are able to meet the specific needs of children and work with parents and other adults to nurture children’s physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth in a child development framework.
Specialized Program Requirements: 18 hours
English Composition I
Nutrition, Health and Safety for Children
Parent and Community Relations
Child Growth and Development
Behavior and Guidance of Young Children
Music, Movement and Creative Arts
Education and Services for Children with Special
Language and Social Skills for Children
Early Childhood Education Program Planning and Eval.
Professionalism in Child Development Needs
Assessment and Eval. of Child Growth and Development
Gainful Employment Information
21-1021.00 - Child, Family, and School Social Workers - Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.
Sample of reported job titles: School Social Worker, Family Service Worker, Case Manager, Foster Care Social Worker, Social Worker, Family Protection Specialist, Youth Services Specialist, Case Worker, Caseworker, Child Protective Services Social Worker (CPS Social Worker)