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An online graduate certificate in youth development program management and evaluation from MU can help you build skills to design, implement, manage, evaluate and sustain effective youth development programs. If you want to enhance your credentials, obtain continuing education credits or boost your qualifications for leadership positions in youth program administration, this may be the certificate for you.
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Official nameGraduate certificate in youth development program management and evaluation
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Human Development and Family Science
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
- Local and national afterschool programs (e.g., Boys and Girls Clubs)
- Foster care programs and transition services
- Juvenile justice programs
- Faith-based youth groups
- Non-profit organizations
This program is also a good fit for professionals working or earning a graduate degree in K-12 education, nursing and child life specialist or social work, and seeking advanced training or complementary specialization.
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based and offered by multiple universities taking part in the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance. Depending on which university is teaching your course that semester, your courses may have different start and finish dates.
Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in one year.
This certificate uniquely focuses on
- Administration and management of youth programs
- Understanding and using youth research for evidence-informed program design
- Effective design, implementation and evaluation of youth programs
- Influence of youth-related policies
Typical program length1 year
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Great Plains IDEA
Great Plains IDEA is a consortium of 19 universities offering fully online graduate programs and courses in agriculture disciplines. Students apply to and are admitted by one university, enroll in all of their courses through that university and graduate from that university. However, the online courses are taught by faculty in the discipline from several universities.