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Youth Program Management and Evaluation

Graduate Certificate 

Online

Course Delivery

13

Total Credits

$7,670

Tuition

1 year

Minimum Duration


Program Overview

The Great Plains IDEA youth development program has its roots inPositive Youth Development Rather than focusing solely on corrective measures, a Positive Youth Development approach equips young people in the second decade of life with the skills and opportunities necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. This approach promotes positive outcomes for all youth by recognizing their strengths, fostering positive relationships, and providing youth with opportunities to learn, lead, connect, and serve.

 

Program Outcomes

In this program you will learn:

  • To interact effectively and positively with youth to promote supportive relationships, youth engagement, and youth leadership.
  • To navigate the multiple systems (e.g., family, school, community, policy) that influence youths lives, to appreciate the diversity of these systems, and to engage with these systems to promote positive youth development.
  • To design, manage, implement, and evaluate programs to enhance and support positive outcomes for youth.
  • To understand theory, research, and policy about youth and youth programming and to use this research-based knowledge in a variety of ways (e.g., funding proposals, program design, policy/advocacy efforts, etc).

Career Outlook

 

When youth professionals take part in higher education and ongoing learning, research shows that youth program quality improves. You will learn to use more effective practices and feel more confident about your work, all of which will benefit youth.

Our graduates work with various youth-serving organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Cooperative Extension services, 4-H programs
  • Missouri State Correctional Office
  • Girls, Inc.
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Administration for Native Americans
  • AmeriCorps
  • Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Federal Youth Court Program
  • Learn and Serve America
  • National Guard Youth Challenge Program
  • Neighborhood Networks
  • Passport in Time
  • Preserve America Stewards
  • Promise Neighborhoods
  • YouthBuild

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Graduate Director of GPIDEA

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese.

Course Information

 

Core

HDFS 860/YD 823 - Youth Policy (3 Credits)
HDFS 864 - Foundations of Youth Development (1 Credit)
HDFS 892 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Youth, Families & Technology (2 Credits)
HDFS 892 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Youth, Sport and Society (3 Credits)
YD 800 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Understanding Normative Behavior in Immigrant and Minority Youth. (3 Credits)
YD 800 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Working with Adolescents with Difficulties (3 Credits)
YD 806 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Mental Health (3 Credits)
YD 820 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Grant Development and Management (3 Credits)
YD 826 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy & Parenthood (3 Credits)

 

Elective

YD 804 - Program Design Evaluation and Implementation (3 Credits)
YD 807 - Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research (3 Credits)
YD 808 - Administration and Program Management (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    Résume
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    All applicants should include at least one academic reference. Please ask former professors, work supervisors, or others who can best assess your academic experience and potential.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

GRE scores are not required if you are a U.S. resident applying to the Masters Plan B (professional track) program. International applicants must submit GRE scores for the Plan A and Plan B Masters Program. Send the GRE scores directly to the University. The code for Michigan State University is 1465. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the last 2 years. The code for Michigan State University is 1465.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer 

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,670
$7,670

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

Program Overview

The Great Plains IDEA youth development program has its roots inPositive Youth Development Rather than focusing solely on corrective measures, a Positive Youth Development approach equips young people in the second decade of life with the skills and opportunities necessary for a successful transition into adulthood. This approach promotes positive outcomes for all youth by recognizing their strengths, fostering positive relationships, and providing youth with opportunities to learn, lead, connect, and serve.

 

Program Outcomes

In this program you will learn:

  • To interact effectively and positively with youth to promote supportive relationships, youth engagement, and youth leadership.
  • To navigate the multiple systems (e.g., family, school, community, policy) that influence youths lives, to appreciate the diversity of these systems, and to engage with these systems to promote positive youth development.
  • To design, manage, implement, and evaluate programs to enhance and support positive outcomes for youth.
  • To understand theory, research, and policy about youth and youth programming and to use this research-based knowledge in a variety of ways (e.g., funding proposals, program design, policy/advocacy efforts, etc).

Career Outlook

 

When youth professionals take part in higher education and ongoing learning, research shows that youth program quality improves. You will learn to use more effective practices and feel more confident about your work, all of which will benefit youth.

Our graduates work with various youth-serving organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
  • Cooperative Extension services, 4-H programs
  • Missouri State Correctional Office
  • Girls, Inc.
  • 21st Century Community Learning Centers
  • Administration for Native Americans
  • AmeriCorps
  • Family and Youth Services Bureau
  • Federal Youth Court Program
  • Learn and Serve America
  • National Guard Youth Challenge Program
  • Neighborhood Networks
  • Passport in Time
  • Preserve America Stewards
  • Promise Neighborhoods
  • YouthBuild

A Top-Ranked Education

A top-ranked education with a global impact. By learning from the best, our students establish themselves as leaders in the ever-changing world. 

  • 32nd among Best Public Universities in America — U.S. News & World Report, 2021
  • A Top 100 Global University — Times Higher Education and U.S. News & World Report, 2021
Yuyakiuchi headshot

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi

Graduate Director of GPIDEA

Dr. Yuya Kiuchi is the Graduate Director for GPIDEA's graduate programs in Youth Development and Family Community Services. Dr. Kiuchi teaches various undergraduate and graduate classes online and offline. He has authored, co-authored, and edited ten books both in English and Japanese.

Course Information

 

Core

HDFS 860/YD 823 - Youth Policy (3 Credits)
HDFS 864 - Foundations of Youth Development (1 Credit)
HDFS 892 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Youth, Families & Technology (2 Credits)
HDFS 892 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Youth, Sport and Society (3 Credits)
YD 800 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Understanding Normative Behavior in Immigrant and Minority Youth. (3 Credits)
YD 800 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Working with Adolescents with Difficulties (3 Credits)
YD 806 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Mental Health (3 Credits)
YD 820 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Grant Development and Management (3 Credits)
YD 826 - Contemporary Youth Issues: Adolescent Sexuality, Pregnancy & Parenthood (3 Credits)

 

Elective

YD 804 - Program Design Evaluation and Implementation (3 Credits)
YD 807 - Youth Professionals as Consumers of Research (3 Credits)
YD 808 - Administration and Program Management (3 Credits)

Admissions Requirements

 

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • Previous work experience
    Résume
  • Taken the GRE
  • Taken the TOEFL
    Only required if English is not your native language
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    All applicants should include at least one academic reference. Please ask former professors, work supervisors, or others who can best assess your academic experience and potential.
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools

 

To apply to this program:

GRE scores are not required if you are a U.S. resident applying to the Masters Plan B (professional track) program. International applicants must submit GRE scores for the Plan A and Plan B Masters Program. Send the GRE scores directly to the University. The code for Michigan State University is 1465. Applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) taken within the last 2 years. The code for Michigan State University is 1465.

Key Dates

Fall 

Application Deadline

June 1st

Spring 

Application Deadline

October 1st

Summer 

Application Deadline

February 1st

 

 

Tuition & Fees

 

In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
$7,670
$7,670

 

The university reserves the right to make changes in the types, structures, rates for fees, and tuition. Every effort will be made to give as much advance notice as possible.

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