Point’s Bachelor of Science in Child and Youth Development degree prepares servant leaders of children and youth who demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively lead a variety of young learners in a variety of settings. It is designed for students interested in working with children outside the school classroom setting. The program emphasizes the integration of knowledge of human development with the skills and expertise essential for developing, implementing and evaluating effective programs for children, youth and families.
The student selects an area of specialization – Children’s Ministry, Early Childhood (non-licensure), or Youth Programs Administration – and completes a 12-semester-hour internship in the area of specialization.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the theories that underlie the study of child and adolescent growth and development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how the environment (cultural, community, family, physical, etc.) affects and interacts with an individual’s growth and development.
- Utilize the knowledge, skills, attitudes, Christian behaviors, and positive interpersonal relationships.