This two year Masters of Science program in Human Development and Family Studies offers an innovative curriculum with a foundation in development, policy, and research. Students can tailor courses to their particular interest, such as child development, adult development/ gerontology, family life education, or public policy/administration. This program prepares students for advanced positions in the areas of human service, research and program evaluation, policy/advocacy, and family life education.
Post Baccaulaureate Early Childhood Education Program (ECE)
If you wish to pursue a postbaccalaureate early childhood education teacher certification (nursery to grade 2) and do not have a human development and family studies background, you will need to take certain courses from the HDF undergraduate curriculum and should consult an HDF advisor. Students apply to URI's Teacher Certification Program (nondegree status) administered through the Graduate School and must submit a candidate's statement, official transcripts of all previous course work, and two letters of recommendation. Applicants must also complete the same ECE admission process as undergraduate students, including the portfolio, admission tests, and interview coordinated through the University's Office of Teacher Education.
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