Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

B.S. Child Development

  1. Ability to design developmentally appropriate activities for children.
  2. Developmental assessment skills​.
  3. Written communication skills​.
  4. Interpersonal skills​.

B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences

  1. Teaching and pedagogy skills​.
  2. Planning and organizational skills.​
  3. Written and oral communication skills.​
  4. Interpersonal skills​.
  5. Creative thinking, decision making, and problem solving skills​.

B.S. in Family Studies

  1. Ability to deliver family services to individuals, families, and communities​.
  2. Written communication skills​.
  3. Interpersonal skills​.
  4. Leadership skills​.

M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education

  1. Knowledgeably advocate for changes in educational practices based on current trends, issues, or research to improve the lives of young children and their families in communities and schools.
  2. Applying knowledge of leadership skills to empower others, including young children, to practice collaboration, cooperation, critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication, orally and in writing.
  3. Effectively apply a variety of observation and assessment techniques to clearly communicate developmentally appropriate skills and abilities of young children to organizations, administrators, and families.
  4. Critically evaluate text to inform, argue, persuade, or motivate others using research, academic vocabulary, and content knowledge to reliably organize, develop, and elaborate on educational topics.
  5. Effectively integrate technology to engage young children with independently using technology tools for learning, to find resources for improving pedagogy, and communicating with families.
  6. Identifying appropriate professional and ethical interactions and behaviors while modeling acceptance of a variety of diverse lifestyles, cultures, ethnicity, family types, religion, and socioeconomic status over the course of their career.
  7. Accurately determine appropriate theoretical applications to pedagogical situations, tasks, and lessons in order to promote developmentally appropriate instruction for young children.

M.S. in Child Development

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. The ability to apply research evidence to professional practice​.
  3. Developmental assessment skills​.
  4. Written communication skills​.
  5. Critical thinking skills​.

M.S. in Child Life

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. The ability to provide safe, therapeutic, and healing environment for children and families​.
  3. Ability to integrate clinical evidence and research into professional decision making​.
  4. Critical thinking skills​.
  5. Written communication skills.​

M.S. in Counseling and Development

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Ethical and social responsibility​.
  3. Multicultural competence​.
  4. Crisis and conflict resolution.​
  5. Ability to apply counseling and development knowledge to professional practice​.

M.S. in Family Studies

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Leadership skills​.
  3. Written communication skills.​
  4. Critical thinking skills​.

M.S. in Family Therapy

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Team work and collaboration skills​.
  3. Ethical and social responsibility​.
  4. Ability to apply family therapy and family systems knowledge to professional practice.​
  5. Clinical skills using a systemic lens.​

Ph.D. in Early Child Development and Education

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Academic/scholarly writing skills​.
  3. Quantitative and qualitative research skills.​

Ph.D. in Family Studies

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Academic/scholarly writing skills​.
  3. Quantitative and qualitative research skills​.

Ph.D. in Family Therapy

  1. The ability to critically consume research literature​.
  2. Academic/scholarly writing skills​.
  3. Quantitative and qualitative research skills​.

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