Teaching: Child and Family Studies (non-certification)
Pursue a rewarding career working with children, adolescents, and families.
Why study Teaching: Child and Family Studies?
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and field placements:
- This non-certification program designed to prepare professionals who are skilled in working with children and families in educational and non-educational settings.
- Engage in coursework and fieldwork in authentic environments, including a semester long agency-based field experience, and explore the complexity of human behavior in real-life settings.
- Build a sound social sciences foundation, learn the theories and processes of lifespan development emphasizing the framework for the ways in which families and communities coalesce.
- Participate in school-based observation and participation each semester and gain real world experience with field experiences beginning with your first semester, pre-student teaching placements, and 14 weeks of student teaching in your last semester.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 175 scholarships are awarded yearly.
- Case Manager
- School Counselor
- Program Developer
- Reading Specialist
- Children’s Center at Keystone College
- Scranton School District
- Treasure House Child Development
Keystone student-to-faculty ratio
increase in jobs over the next 10 years
Median annual salary for child and family careers
Important Resources for Education Students
Heather Shanks-McElroy, PhD
Jan Kaskey, MS
Jeanie Prall, MS
Karen Arcangelo, PhD, NCSP
Maryellen Tharp, MS
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