College of Human Resources and Education


Online Minors

Child Development
The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with children in a variety of settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.


Family and Youth
The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with youth in a variety of settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of youth and families as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.


Human Services
The minor is designed to develop better interpersonal and intergroup adjustments. While primarily regarded as a study of organizational, workplace behaviors, the human services field is emerging as a broader study of sociological and emotional motivation. The program of study will focus on an overview of the human service profession, multiculturalism and diversity, communication skills, career preparation and introductory helping skills.


Infant and Toddler
The purpose of this minor is to better prepare individuals to work with infants and toddlers in a variety of settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.

Online Undergraduate Certificates

Early Childhood Development Certificate
The Early Childhood Development Certificate is a specialized curriculum designed for those who work in Pre-K classrooms in the public school, Head Start and child care centers who must obtain a specific body of knowledge and need specific written recognition for their ability to work with preschool children.


Infant/Toddler Education Certificate
The Infant/Toddler Certificate is a specialized curriculum designed for child care teachers and providers, Head Start teachers and WVU students who want to obtain this specific body of knowledge and who need specific written recognition for their ability to work with young children birth through three years of age. The specific body of knowledge in infancy and the toddler years satisfies new state and federal mandates that teachers of very young children must have formal recognition of their training with infants and toddlers to obtain and/or maintain employment. There are 19 hours in the Infant/Toddler Certificate program. This CDFS certificate incorporates the West Virginia core knowledge and core competencies and the West Virginia Early Standards Framework: Infant/Toddler in order to include the most recent requirements set forth by WV agencies responsible for the birth-three years. The certificate is free standing or can be taken with a degree program.