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Do you like working with children or for children? Would you like to advance in your career but don’t know which way to go or how to get there?

There is a course at Metropolitan State University (PSYC 250), a career pathways course with an emphasis in early childhood. The course helps early childhood professionals see where they have been, where they are and where they want to be in the future. This two credit course offers students an introduction to the study of psychology with an emphasis on early childhood careers. It is designed to stimulate students to consider the role of psychology in their overall goal of becoming an “educated person.” The course explores the different careers, and provide information about career options and educational pathways. Career goals, graduate school options, and majors in psychology, human services, early childhood studies, early childhood education, health care, social work, and individualized studies at Metropolitan State University are reviewed. The course includes information about how experiential learning in early childhood can apply to a degree program.

This course is for current early childhood practitioners seeking movement within the field or increased education and better pay, as well as for those entering the field. The course meets the GELS requirement as well as the History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

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