The Human Development and Learning concentration will help you understand how individuals develop across the life span. You examine developmental theories and research associated with infancy, childhood, and adolescence in the context of families, schools, work, and community. Your studies will emphasize environmental and social factors that affect physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development and look at individuals as part of a multi-cultural society.
This concentration prepares you for a variety of careers from working with children and/or adults as a caregiver, program specialists, or certified or non-certificated educator, policy or entrepreneurial roles requiring broad knowledge of human development and learning, or for graduate studies in psychology, education, human development, and human service fields.
Graduates with a Human Services area of concentration have become: family support specialists in the K-12 schools, advocate for children, older adults, or people with disabilities, community organizer in a non-profit serving immigrant women, a volunteer coordinator in a treatment program for children with special needs, and a case manager in a local community mental health center.