Online Associate Degrees in Child Development Psychology
Graduates may either seek entry-level employment or continue their studies by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program. Associate-level graduates may seek employment in education, mental healthcare, juvenile corrections, non-profit organizations, and community wellness programs.
- Prerequisite: High School Diploma or GED
- Program Length: Two years to complete
- Post-Grad Options: Entry-Level Employment or Bachelor’s Program
- Projected Employment Growth: 20% (2010-2020)*
The curriculum for an associate-level degree in child development psychology may include some general education classes alongside major coursework. Students may develop skills needed to work one-on-one with children, understand the theories of child growth, and provide guidance to children with social or emotional issues. Core online child development courses courses may include the following:
- General Psychology
- Childhood and Adolescent Development
- Elementary Statistics
- Human Development
- Psychology of Crisis
- Cultural Anthropology
- Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Associate-level graduates may gain employment in schools, childcare centers, mental health clinics, non-profit organizations, and community treatment centers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities as a childcare development worker are projected to increase by 20% from 2010-2020.*
Possible careers include:
- Psychologist Assistant
- Childcare Development Worker
- Preschool Teacher
- Teacher’s Assistant
- Juvenile Corrections Officer
Those who successfully complete an associate degree program in may have the opportunity to further their education by transferring to a four-year baccalaureate degree program. A bachelor’s degree in childhood development psychology may allow students to fully examine the social, mental, and emotional needs of children.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
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