Youth Development Education

If you are passionate about working with youth in a variety of settings, Youth Development Education is the program for you.

  • Dedicated faculty. We have a strong group of faculty, many of whom are nationally and internationally recognized for their work, and most of whom have extensive professional experience with children in and out of the classroom. The best thing about our faculty, though, is that their #1 priority is helping you learn. You will find your professors approachable, enthusiastic and caring.
  • A close-knit student body. Our students quickly come to know each other well because of small class sizes and a carefully planned curriculum. You will find yourself enjoying time with fellow majors both in and out of the classroom because of your shared interests, activities, and enthusiasm.
  • Practical, real-world experience. As early as your first year at PSU you will have the opportunity to get out in the field and work with children in a variety of settings. These experiences give you a chance to practice what you are learning, gain new skills and knowledge, and discover exactly what it is you want to do with your degree.
  • Lots of other opportunities.
Education, Democracy & Social Change Cluster