Child and Adolescent Development

San José State University

24 months
7176 USD/year
7176 USD/year
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A Child and Adolescent Development degree at San José State University is excellent training for careers involving children and families. Or perhaps you already possess entry-level credentials, already work with children and youth and want to advance your career.


A wide range of professionals-from childcare administrators to parent educators to child/youth advocates to child and family counselors to pediatric nurses to healthcare workers-have gained the knowledge and expertise they needed to move ahead in the workplace through our bachelor's and master's degree programs. 

Learning outcomes

Child and Adolescent Development curriculum at San José State University incorporates theory, research, policy and practice, providing students with a comprehensive understanding of children and adolescents. For hands-on training we offer numerous activities in community agencies and we operate a campus laboratory preschool. We graduate well-informed, responsible individuals, sensitive to the commonalities and diversities of the world and its people.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development: Research
  • Seminar in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Multicultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Development
  • Social Policy Issues in American Childhood and Youth
  • Seminar in Social and Emotional Development
  • Seminar in Cognitive and Language Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • U.S. bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized, accredited, and approved institution from a country outside of the U.S.
  • A 2.5 GPA (from the 0.0-4.0 U.S. grading scale) in the last degree completed, or a 2.5 GPA in the last two years of full time study. Please note that individual program requirements may have a higher GPA requirement.
  • Good academic standing at the last institution attended.
  • English Language Proficiency Exam, if necessary (see Step 5 for requirements). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7176 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7176 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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