Graduate Certificate - Youth Development Specialist

Summer 2021 Course Information
Foundations of Youth Development

Course Description
This course examines the fundamentals of youth development and the youth development profession. Through this introduction to the field, students explore the ethical, professional, and historical elements of youth development as it has evolved toward professionalism.
Contacts
Instructor

Melissa Herzog
Office: 573-884-9845
herzogm@missouri.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

American Psychological Association (2020)
Publication manual of the American Psychological
Edition: 7th edition
ISBN: 978-1433832161
Publisher: Washington, DC: American Psychological Association


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the MU Campus Coordinator will email course access information to students for courses taught by MU. Using the instructions and information in the email, students will be able to access their myZou account. Students will then be able to activate their MU email account and access Canvas at Mizzou.  Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Returning students will be sent information on how to access this information and reset their password if they have forgotten it. Students are loaded into the course site one week before the start date of the class; however, instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Students needing assistance accessing their account should contact the IT Help Desk at techsupport@missouri.edu or 573-882-5000.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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.

Sarah Hidalgo Cook received the Student Excellence Award in 2021.Getting a master's degree is an opportunity I never thought I would take part in since I lost 65% of my vision in the fall of 2017.  I spent over 2 years in occupational therapy to ensure that I could continue working in the transit industry that I love.  The chance to attend graduate school and work towards a degree is what I needed to begin feeling “alive” again.

Starting graduate school in the middle of the pandemic, with my husband having lost his employment due to the pandemic, and with the various health issues I have regarding my vision, I found the GP IDEA experience to be what I mentally needed to motivate me not only in my career but also in my personal life.  It gave me a challenge and a purpose during the dark pandemic, and this type of motivation is what I needed to feel constructive again.

– – Sarah Hidalgo Cook, Community Development Student,
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