Certificate in Positive Youth Development

Certificate in Positive Youth Development


The Certificate in Positive Youth Development equips professionals with an understanding of the theoretical, empirical and experiential bases of the Positive Youth Development (PYD) model. PYD offers an applied perspective to frame applications (programs and policies) for promoting positive development among youth living in diverse communities. The certificate benefits early-career and mid-career professional youth development leaders in agencies, institutions, schools, nonprofits, and community organizations that serve youth.

At a Glance


How many courses?

This program consists of 4 courses for a total of 12 credits. 


How long will it take?

The certificate requirements may be completed in one year.


 

Program Faculty & Expertise


What will I study?


Curriculum


 
  • Courses: 4
  • Credits: 12

Financial Assistance


Education should level the playing field – we feel the same way about financial aid.

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development provides more than $7.5 million in financial aid to students each year. As a result, the quality of BC’s instruction, the benefit of our alumni network, and the impact a BC degree will have on your employment options is both affordable and invaluable. Here’s why:

Application Information

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Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1
Regular Decision
December 1
Late Decision
March 1

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A non-refundable application fee of $75 is required, however, this fee is waived for select applicants.

Resume

In addition to your academic history and relevant work experience, please include:

  • Any teaching or counseling experience (including any licenses already held);
  • Any social justice related experience; 
  • Any language skills other than English (especially Spanish language skills) and;
  • Any research experience or publications

Personal Statement

To be uploaded to your online Application Form.

In 1,000-1,500 words, describe your academic and professional goals, any experience relevant to this program, and your future plans, expectations, and aspirations.

Transcripts

Official transcripts, bearing the official seal of the institution and the signature of the registrar or relevant administrator, are required for all post-secondary education. Undergraduate transcripts are required and graduate level transcripts are accepted, but not required. Official transcripts are only required after acceptance and that unofficial copies are acceptable to be uploaded in the application.

Transcripts must be mailed to the following address:

Boston College, Lynch School of Education and Human Development
Office of Graduate Admission, Financial Aid, and Student Services
Campion Hall 135
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Contact Us

  gsoe@bc.edu
  617-552-4214