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Certificate - Child Psychology

Penn Foster Career School's online Child Psychology Certificate program is designed to offer students the chance to learn essentials of child psychology that could enhance current skills while working with children and adolescents or could help put students on a higher educational path. Learn more about this online program.

Official Program Name:

Child Psychology Certificate

School Offering Program:

Penn Foster Career School

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Program Description:

The Child Psychology Certificate program offered by Penn Foster Career School is designed to help students further their skills and knowledge of child and adolescent psychology. This program is arranged to walk students through the basics of development of children 12 and under and also covers the fundamentals of general psychology. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the actual origins of institutional child psychology and review how to identify childhood and adolescent disorders,

Program Materials Supplied by Penn Foster Career School:

The Child Psychology Certificate program includes textbooks for all courses needed to complete certification. An online library, career guidance, access to student services via e-mail, phone, and message board, and an online community are also offered.

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Financial Aid:

Penn Foster offers low tuition with 0% interest and affordable monthly payments, so students graduate without debt.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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Required Courses for the Child Psychology Certificate:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Penn Foster Career School to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Child Psychology Courses

  • Starting Your Program
  • Child Development
  • Essentials of Psychology
  • Child Psychology
  • Abnormal Child Psychology

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing the Child Psychology Certificate from Penn Foster Career School, students may be interested in continuing their education by earning Early Childhood Education (ECE) Certificate or related associate's degree in order to advance their career and skills in early childhood education or child welfare. Degree opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate of Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education

Career Paths:

Penn Foster's Child Psychology Certificate program offers graduates the opportunity to advance their current skills in working with children and adolescents or begin a path to furthering their education and certification goals. This program may benefit those already working in the following positions - or it could help graduates prepare for following career paths:

  • Teacher aide
  • Childcare worker
  • Social services assistant
  • Early childhood teacher

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