Graduate Certificate - Youth Development Specialist

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Course Information
Youth Development

Course Description
This course introduces students to the developmental period of adolescence. Students examine this developmental period through the lens of theory and research of positive youth development. The course emphasizes how the developmental tasks of this life stage are influenced by (and influence) family and home, school, peers, and other contextual forces. Students critically examine theoretical and research literature and become familiar with major issues and transitions adolescents face as they successfully navigate this developmental stage.
Contacts
Instructor

Rachelle Vettern
Office: 701-231-7541
Fax: 701-231-8568
rachelle.vettern@ndsu.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: A Cultural Approach
Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, Clark University
Edition: 2017, 6th ed.
ISBN: 978-0134596877
Publisher: Pearson

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 978-1-4338-3217-8
Publisher: American Psychological Association


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks before the first day of class at North Dakota State University, campus coordinator Stacy Duffield will touch base with students via email.  She will encourage students to look for an email the week before classes start that will include instructions for accessing courses at NDSU.  
 
One week before NDSU classes begin, students will receive Stacy's email which includes their ID number, user ID name, and instructions for setting up their Blackboard account at NDSU.  Students may then set their own password and security questions, choose to forward emails to a different account, and activate their NDSU Live account. 
 
Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of classes.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Comments

Supplemental online journal articles & readings are required and are available from your campus library website &/or inter-library loan. These articles are listed by the date of the class that the article will be discussed in.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Laurito_Autumn_Headshot_for_Website1.pngThe Great Plains IDEA program has granted me opportunities through online learning that would never be possible in a traditional setting. As a military family, we are required to move frequently and sometimes unexpectedly. There were times when I lived in three different states in a matter of one year. The Great Plains IDEA program allows me to receive an outstanding education regardless of my home state. I have access to classes and universities throughout the United States to provide a comprehensive array of knowledge in my field. The Great Plains IDEA program has proven to be an excellent fit for myself and for my family.

– – Autumn Laurito, Dietetics Master's Student,
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