Program Goals and Outcomes

Child psychology certificate goals and outcomes

Penn Foster's Child Psychology Certificate can help prepare students to gain a foundational knowledge of psychological principles, including the impact of environment and biology on growth and development. Graduates of the certificate program can also choose to further their education by transferring some coursework to Penn Foster's online Early Childhood Education Associate Degree.

Child Psychology

Certificate 7-11 mo As low as $50/mo
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Program Goal

The Child Psychology Career Certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the psychological makeup of children and adolescents.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Understand the principal concepts of child development that are essential to providing effective and appropriate care and guidance for young children
  • Recognize the psychological aspects of oneself and others
  • Identify patterns of growth, change, and stability that occur in a person’s life from conception through adolescence, including those of genetics, psychology, the physical environment, and social and cultural influences
  • Describe the widespread and often deeply troubling world of childhood and adolescent disorders

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