Youth Development and Social Justice, Certificate

Program Code: YDSJ_UCT

Admission Requirements

To register for the certificate program, participants are required to have previously earned at least 60 credits.

Program Requirements

To earn an undergraduate certificate in Youth Development and Social Justice, a minimum of 18 credits is required.

Prescribed Courses
CRIMJ 13Juvenile Delinquency Keystone/General Education Course3
HDFS 239Adolescent Development Keystone/General Education Course3
HDFS 397Special Topics1-9
Select 9 credits (atl least 6 of which must be at the 400-level) of the following:9
The Juvenile Justice System
Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions
Communities and Families
The Helping Relationship
Resolving Human Development and Family Problems
Developmental Problems in Childhood and Adolescence
Developmental Transition to Adulthood
Social Problems Keystone/General Education Course

Prerequisites Required.

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Brandywine

Marinda Harrell-Levy
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1277
mkh23@psu.edu

Mont Alto

Helen McGarry
Director of Continuing Education
1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-4118
hem11@psu.edu

Career Paths

The Youth Development and Social Justice certificate will support a multitude of careers in youth development, including adolescent behavioral health, education, and corrections.

Contact

Brandywine

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1277
mkh23@psu.edu

http://brandywine.psu.edu/certificate-youth-development-and-social-justice

Contact

Mont Alto

1 Campus Drive
Mont Alto, PA 17237
717-749-4118
hem11@psu.edu

http://montalto.psu.edu/ce