The Youth Development Leadership Master of Education (M.Ed.) Program, a professional studies graduate program in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at the University of Minnesota, has been in existence for twelve years. In this article, faculty describe the program philosophy, pedagogy, leadership, and curriculum; share insights into the student experience of youth development, and; reflect on the important lessons learned that have shaped the program over time as well as the challenges that continue today.
- Informal educators
- Masters degree
- Youth development leadership
- Youth development-higher education
- Youth work education