Child Psychology Certificate

Career Outlook

Your New Career
This program provides a basic understanding of the principles of psychology and a more specific understanding of the psychological makeup of children and adolescents. For parents who complete the program, it will provide a better understanding of their own children. The program will also enhance the skills of professionals currently working with children and their parents in the education or social and health services fields.

In as little as six months you can benefit from the completion of your Child Psychology training from Penn Foster. Apply your new skills at home or in:

  • Schools
  • Counseling Centers
  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Social Work Agencies
  • Government Agencies
  • Private Business

Continue Your Education
The need for training and retraining in new skills for today’s changing job market has motivated many adults to continue their education. In 2002-2003, 40 % of all persons aged 16 and above participated in adult education for work-related purposes.* Penn Foster addresses this growing need for training with Certificate Programs like the Child Psychology Program.


*Source: “The Condition of Education 2004,” a report published by the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.

This program is designed for enrichment purposes only. It does not have a direct vocational outcome. Students who complete this program are not qualified to function as child psychologists and cannot market themselves as mental health professionals.