University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Youth Development, Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Youth DevelopmentCertificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

The graduate certificate in Youth Development is a unique online certificate program that focuses solely on Youth Development. The certificate uses an approach that examines people, places, supports, opportunities and services young people need to be happy, healthy and successful, both in theory and practice. Taught through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance for the Human Sciences (Great Plains IDEA), this is the only alliance of public universities to offer it completely online. Students may complete the certificate in one of two focus areas: Youth Development Specialist or Youth Program Management and Evaluation. This certificate is aimed at professionals working with youth, including: 4-H and Boys and Girls Clubs Non-profit youth organizations Faith-based groups Community recreation leaders Juvenile corrections professionals Elementary, middle and high school educators Extension educators


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 13

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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