Southeast Missouri State University

The study of child development encompasses the human life span from conception through adolescence and provides a foundation for your professional role in human service and education careers. Graduates work with children, families, and allied professionals in instructional, supervisory and support capacities.

Child Development students will… 
  • Interact one-on-one with qualified faculty in face-to-face and online classes.
  • Acquire first-hand knowledge of child development in action through experiential learning with children and families in a variety of University and community settings.
  • Apply child development knowledge to create healthy, supportive learning and care environments.
  • Complete a Child Development Career Internship, the capstone of integrated study.
  • Be prepared to collaborate with allied professionals in government, corporate, education, and social service settings.
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