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Child Development, M.S.


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Gain an Advanced Understanding of Child Development

Further explore the physical, mental, social and emotional development of children with a master’s degree in child development. Prepare to work in the fast-growing field of early childhood development and education while gaining evidence-based, hands-on training. You will be immersed in developmental theory and research and will be able to customize your program to best fit your career goals. Current research expertise includes early childhood development and education, education research methods, curriculum development, early intervention and educational psychology.

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  • Thesis track: Collaborate with faculty on research
  • Non-thesis track: Complete an IdahoSTARS internship focused on leadership, administration and policy
  • Attend state or national conferences
  • Further develop your skills in the Child Development Laboratory
  • Available financial support: research assistantships, teaching assistantships and scholarships


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Mary Hall Niccolls Building, Rm 103
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Boise, ID 83702

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