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The interdisciplinary certificate in gerontology is designed to provide a solid understanding of age-related social, physical and emotional issues facing older adults. It provides future growth in a wide variety of career settings including advocacy, recreation, bereavement services, home modifications and more. 

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Early Childhood Education

The certificate in early childhood education focuses on NAEYC professional preparation standards for early childhood educators and provides preparation for teaching young children in group settings (child care, Head Start or ECEAP).   

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Family Studies

The certificate in family studies is designed to prepare you for careers in institutions and community agencies that provide services to families. This program focuses on understanding family dynamics and development through the lifespan and learning how to support healthy interactions within families as well as between families and outside institutions. You will be able to apply this knowledge toward delivering innovative and effective evidence-based programs for children and their families.

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Human Services

The interdisciplinary human services case management and administration certificate is designed to provide foundational learning and skills development to help prepare you for work in human services settings. Through course selections, you may choose a focus on working directly with people (case management/case work focus) or on working in supervisory or management roles (administration focus).   

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Graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a Human Service Case Management Certificate gave me a strong foundation going into education. Now as an elementary teacher, I use the skills and knowledge I learned in the HD program daily with my students and their families. I could not have asked for a better experience! The staff and professors are so supportive and continue to provide support even after I have graduated!”

—LJana Postma, Early Childhood or Child and Youth

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