Graduate Certificates

Developmental and Family Sciences Advanced Research Design and Methods

The Graduate Certificate in Developmental and Family Sciences Advanced Research Design and Methods at Iowa State University will provide graduate students in the human and family service, education, and mental health fields a greater understanding of the best practices in research design, methods, and analytic strategies.

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Certificate admissions requirements

Course information

Graduate course catalog

Graduate course syllabi

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Courses and Seminars

15 credit requirement

Choose one or both of the following required courses:

HDFS 503 Quantitative Research Methods, 4 credits (fall)

HDFS 505 Application of Quantitative Research Methods, 3 credits (spring)

HDFS 504 Qualitative Research Methods, 3 credits (fall)

Choose remaining credits from the following courses:

HD FS 585  Program Evaluation, 3 credits (spring, odd years)

HD FS 603 Advanced Quantitative Methods, 3 credits (fall)

HD FS 604 Advanced Qualitative Methods, 3 credits (spring, even years)

HD FS 605 Multi-level Modeling, 3 credits (spring, odd years)

HD FS 606 Advanced Structural  Equation and Longitudinal Modeling, 3 credits (spring even years)

HD FS 607 Mixed-Methods, 3 credits (spring, odd years)

HD FS 608 Grant Writing for Research, 3 credits (fall)

HD FS 616 Seminar (focused on methods only), variable credit  (spring, even years)

 

Family Well-Being in Diverse Society

The Family Well-Being in Diverse Society Graduate Certificate at Iowa State University will provide human and family service, education, and mental health professionals a greater understanding of racial, cultural, gender, education, economic, abilities, sexual variations  as they relate to family well-being  that occur within diverse societies.  Available completely online!

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Certificate admissions requirements

Course information

Graduate course catalog

Graduate course syllabi

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Courses and Seminars

12 credit requirement

Required courses: 

HDFS 511 Family Theory, 3 credits (spring, on campus and summer, online)

HDFS 579 Family Well-Being across the Lifespan, 3 credits (spring, odd years, online)

Choose 2 of the following 5 courses:

HDFS 566 Family Policy, 3 credits (fall, even years, on campus)

HDFS 567 Family Stress, Abuse, and Illness, 3 credits (fall, even years, online)

HDFS 575 Cross-cultural Perspectives about Families and Children, 3 credits (spring, even years, on campus)

HDFS 577 Aging in the Family Setting (Cross listed with GERON,) 3 credits (spring, even years, online)

HDFS 588 Family Economics, 3 credits (fall, odd years, on campus)

 

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate at Iowa State University will provide family service, education, and mental health professionals a greater understanding of infant and early childhood mental health that occur within the United States.   Available completely online!

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Certificate admissions requirements

Course Information

Graduate course catalog

Graduate course syllabi

Course Offerings Schedule_16-17

Courses and Seminars

12-credit requirement

Required courses:

HDFS 510 Theories of Human Development, 3 credits (fall, on campus/summer, online)

HDFS 632 Support and Interventions in Early Childhood, 3 credits (spring, odd years, online)

HDFS 633 Infant Mental Health, 3 credits (spring, even years, online)

Choose 1 of the following 4 courses:

HDFS 538 Developmental Disabilities, 3 credits (fall, odd years, online)

HDFS 555 Current Issues and Research in Early Childhood Services, 3 credits (fall, even years, online)

HDFS 568 Developmental Assessment, 3 credits (spring, even years, on campus)

HDFS 631 Child Health and Development, 3 credits (fall, even years, online)

 

Additional Information

Materials Related to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Presentation at the Heartland and Alliance Professional Development Institute.

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health presentation (PDF)

Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Resources(PDF)

Relaxation Activities for Children(PDF)

Lifespan Development

The Lifespan Certificate at Iowa State University will provide human and family service, education, and mental health professionals a greater understanding of developmental variations that occur within the United States.  Available completely online!

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Certificate admissions requirements

Course Information

Graduate course catalog

Graduate course syllabi

Course Offerings Schedule_16-17

Courses and Seminars

12-credit requirement

Required courses:

HDFS 510 Theories of Human Development, 3 credits (fall, on campus/summer, online)

HDFS 631 Child Health and Development, 3 credits (fall, even years, online)

HDFS 634 Adolescent and Emerging Adult Health and Development, 3 credits (spring, even years, online)

HDFS 635 Adult Development, Aging, and Health, 3 credits (fall, odd years, online)

 

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  • Contact Information

    Kere Hughes-Belding
    Director of Graduate Education and Associate Professor
    kereh@iastate.edu

    HDFS Graduate Program Assistant
    hdfs-grad-adm@iastate.edu

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