Great Plains IDEA's Youth Program Management & Evaluation Certificate is a 13-credit hour curriculum that is offered completely online. Build your own certificate by handpicking 12 of the 13-credit hours to maximize the impact your learning can have on your career goals.
Explore the graduate certificate curriculum below and learn more about the research-based skills and knowledge of how to work effectively with youth.
There is only one core course in the Youth Development Specialist graduate certificate and it should be taken during your first semester in the program. This course is offered every semester so you can get started anytime.
Select Four Courses
Choose four courses from the list below to complete the graduate certificate. No course is a prerequisite for any other course. Note that CYI stands for Contemporary Youth Issues which are a set of courses about modern-day challenges that youth in your community face. Consult your academic advisor to learn more.
Review the course planner to find out when each course is offered and plan out a prospective course sequence.
Average time to complete:
Master's degree: 29 months
Graduate certificates: 18 months