Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Graduate Study
Youth Program Management and Evaluation - Graduate Certificate

The Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate is designed to assist youth professionals to develop and apply resources for successful implementation and management of youth-serving organizations. The program addresses the need for advanced education based on research and policy for optimal youth outcomes through a strengths-based curriculum.

The online format and course schedule of the certificate program allow flexibility to accommodate both full-time students and working professionals. The College of Social Science, in collaboration with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA), offers this program with all course work delivered via the World Wide Web at www.gpidea.org.

Admission

To be considered for admission into the Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate applicants must follow established University admission procedures. Students currently pursuing the Master of Arts in Youth Development are not eligible to apply for admission to the Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate. For additional information, refer to the Admission section in the Graduate Education section of this catalog.

Requirements for the Youth Program Management and Evaluation Graduate Certificate

The program is available totally online. Each course is offered at least once every other year. The student must complete 13 credits of course work in collaboration with The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).

  1. The following course (1 credit):
    Foundations of Youth Development
  2. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    Administration and Program Management
    Contemporary Youth Issues
    Program Design, Evaluation and Implementation
    Youth Policy
    Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research