The Child Development and Education emphasis provides instruction and experiences to help students gain competence in understanding, guiding, and teaching young children. Coursework includes hands-on learning through the Child Development Lab, a full-day, full-year teacher-training lab school located on the MU campus. Graduates are prepared for positions of responsibility and leadership in public and private nursery schools, child care centers, infant-care programs, after-school programs, and other educational and social service facilities for children. Additional job opportunities include group homes, shelters, child care and provider training agencies, Parents as Teachers, and YMCA/YWCA.
This is an emphasis area of the following major:
This major has the following additional emphasis areas:
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Common Career Paths
You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: