Child Psychology: Diploma Coursework Description

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A diploma in child psychology will assist you in your pursuit of a career working with children and adolescents. Coursework includes the study of child development, how children learn, and abnormal child psychology. Read on to find out more.
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Why Get a Child Psychology Diploma?

A diploma in child psychology will assist you in landing any job that deals with children. An understanding of the way children think and interact will help you be a better candidate for these positions and make you more desirable to employers. A foundation in child psychology will allow you to pursue a wide range of careers.

Career Possibilities

With a diploma in child psychology, you can vie for any number of positions that have to do with the care and management of children. These jobs include positions in schools or day care centers to hospitals, clinics, government organizations, social work organizations or private facilities.

Job Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), the demand for childcare workers will increase about as fast as the national average until at least the year 2014. These positions are available at a wide variety of institutions, and about one out of three childcare workers are self-employed.

Salary Info

The salary for childcare workers varies depending on the nature of the work. Day care center workers made a median hourly income of around $8 in 2004. Teaching assistants made a median annual income of about $20,000 in that year, and the median annual earnings of child, family and school social workers was around $35,000.

Diploma Specifics

Courses

While pursuing a diploma in child psychology, you will encounter the following courses:

  • Learning Strategies
  • Development of Children
  • Intro to Child Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology of Children

Skills You Will Learn

While studying for a child psychology diploma, you will learn theoretical and practical aspects of the psychology of children, including understanding the particular needs of children and their way of perceiving and interacting with the world around them.

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Northcentral University

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Saint Leo University

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  • BA: Psychology
  • BA: Psychology - Clinical/Counseling

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Post University

  • B.A. in Psychology

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Colorado Christian University

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Grand Canyon University

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  • B.S. in Psychology with an Emphasis in Performance and Sports Psychology

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