Master of Arts in Psychology, concentration in Developmental Psychology

The program equips the student with the theoretical and research foundations in normative human development and family relationships. It provides opportunities to develop more specific knowledge and competencies for working in the applied settings of: Early Childhood Education (ECE) and Human Development Interventions (HDI).
The ECE track emphasizes training in teaching and assessing skills in preschool environments, as well as research competencies in early childhood education. The HDI track prepares students to address the issues and problems relating to adjustments of children, youth, and families considered vulnerable and at risk. Students are trained to use principles from developmental theories to understand a typical development as it occurs in the context of challenging relational and socioeconomic environments. Students develop a range of skills which they can apply in work involving child/youth/family institutions and agencies, intervention program development and evaluation, community work or social policies.