What will I learn?

In this program, you'll develop the specialized skills to help families create the environment every child needs for healthy development. Examine typical developmental stages of children and families, study current research and take courses in human development and behavior, parent-child relationships, nutrition and other related topics to prepare for your role in this specialization.

Fast Facts

Practical field experiences working with children and families

The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn

Assist in a faculty member’s research project

Join the Collegiate FCCLA to attend state conferences and meet professionals

Intern at a youth center, social welfare services or family services agencies

Career Options

Education Administrator, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Social and Community Service Manager

Child, Family, or School Social Worker

Social and Human Service Assistant

Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education

Adult Basic and Secondary Education and Literacy Teacher or Instructor

Farm and Home Management Advisor

Teacher Assistant

Childcare Worker

Which department am I in?

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene

1031 N. Academic Way,

Suite 242,



83814, United States

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$27,840.00 per year
Start date

12 January 2022, 22 August 2022


University of Idaho

875 Perimeter Drive,



83844, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A 2.5 on a 4.0 Grade Point Average scale is required from your secondary school. You must meet criteria for admission to university-level study in your home country.

For international students

Students must have 2.5 on a 4.0 GPA scale is required from secondary school. They must meet criteria for admission to university level study in home country. They should also satisfy the following English language requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum score of 525 on the paper test or 70 on the Internet-based test
  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum score of 6.0
  • Pearson (PTE) Academic score of 48
  • ELS Language Centers, pass of Level 112
  • Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English), pass
  • Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English), pass
  • Cambridge International "O" Levels, pass
  • English proficiency demonstration is waived for any applicant who has a previous degree at an accredited U.S. institution

Priority Application Dates – Fall: May 1; Spring: October 1; Summer: March 15

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.