REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATEStudents must attend at least three Program-affiliated developmental events a semester at the non-home institution for at least six semesters. These events include talks organized by the Center for Developmental Science, the Center for Child and Family Policy, the colloquium series at both universities, brown bag developmental research and current topics groups that meet regularly at both universities, and other program-affiliated events that may emerge in the future.
In addition, students must fulfill two of the following three requirements in order to successfully complete the certificate program:
- A minimum of two developmentally relevant psychology courses must be taken for credit at the studentâ€™s non-home institution. A relevant home institution course that is co-taught by a faculty member from the non-home institution would count toward this requirement.
- At least one of the student's major committees (e.g., Advisory Committee, Comprehensive Exam Committee, Dissertation Committee) must have at least one member who is on the developmental faculty of the non-home institution.
- Participation in a research activity with a developmental faculty member from the non-home university. This requirement may be fulfilled in various ways as deemed appropriate by the faculty member providing the experience (e.g., enrolling in a formal research practicum course, by collaborating on a research project for no course credit, or by employment as a research assistant).