Master of Arts in Infant Mental Health

The regular program is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in psychology or in child development. Students applying to the program should have taken the following prerequisite undergraduate psychology courses: Fundamentals of Psychology, Lifespan Developmental Psychology, Psychopathology, Analytical Methods in Psychology, and Research Methods in Psychology. Some students may be able to work with their advisor to take prerequisite courses as part of their master’s degree program.

Minimum of 40 semester course credits

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First YearCredits
EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs 3
EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education 0-8: Infancy and Preschoolers 3
EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of ECE: Curriculum & Instruction for Infants and Preschoolers with Special Needs 3
PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss 4
PSYC 265 Infancy 4
 Total Credits17
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Second YearCredits
EDUC 238 California Community College History, Politics and Policy 3
EDUC 255 Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children 3
EDUC 275A Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Ed and Infant Mental Health 3
EDUC 275B Field Experience in Early Childhood Special Ed and Infant Mental Health 3
PSYC 293A Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis I 4
PSYC 293B Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis II 4
In addition, students take an elective or independent study to complete the degree.  
 Total Credits20