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Child Development

  • Laura Escalano Barragan

    Laura Escalano Barragan

    My experience at the Mount was one that shaped the person I am today.

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  • Greetings from the Director of the Child Development Major!

    A Mount Saint Mary’s University education is so much more than just a degree – it’s an opportunity for a better life through a career dedicated to helping others and improving our community.

    And nowhere is that more true than with our Child Development degree program, where students learn to care for the most vulnerable members of our society.

    When you earn a bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Mount Saint Mary’s University, you gain access to a wide variety of employment opportunities in the field of child and family services, including:  

    • Child Social Services – join the ranks of social workers who pursue reports of abuse, investigate foster care, and work with at-risk families on a daily basis. 

    • Hospital Child Life – provide solace and care for children as they face medical procedures and treatments in pediatric AIDS, oncology and emergency departments at child-focused medical facilities.

    • Child Care – become a key driver of early childhood education and oversight as a teacher, curriculum specialist, director or parent educator in the rapidly expanding child care field. From infant care to pre- and after-school programs, there are many opportunities in both private and government-based organizations.  

    The Mount’s experiential education means you’ll step out of the classroom and into real-world environments where you receive hands-on also serves as a foundation for an elementary or special education credential, or as preparation for graduate studies.

    Help others as you help yourself with a Child Development degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University. For more information, please contact us today. 

    Disterhoft, Dr. PatPat Disterhoft, PhD
    Director, Child Development Major

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