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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Ramapo for Children | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Positive Youth Development (EDU 100C)


50 hours (9 weeks) and 450 hours of supervised field experience.

Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck NY

June 2021 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define origins and foundational principles of positive youth development; apply knowledge and implement best practices in youth development to supervised field experience;  identify and implement practices for building relationships with children; identify, and model social emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management and self-expression; recognize triggers and their impact on learning; describe and implement de-escalation strategies and basics of restorative practices; analyze field experiences through positive youth development lens using journal entries; read and respond to journal entries, videos and activities; engage in constructive self-assessment of strengths and areas for growth in relation to working with children; and evaluate and reflect upon program activities for best practices of positive youth development.


Major topics include child and adolescent development, recreation, educational psychology and child and youth development.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Psychology, Youth Development, Interdisciplinary Studies, or as a general elective (6/21).