Missouri State University - West Plains

Child and Family Development

Why study child and family development?

Do you have a desire to work with children and enjoy watching them grow, learn, and succeed?

Do you enjoy working with families to help them improve their skills and functioning?

Are you passionate about a cause that impacts children and families?

Would you like to do something unique and different to help others?

Are you looking for a rewarding career that includes many varied job opportunities?

If you enjoy teaching and working in flexible, autonomous work environments perhaps the field of early childhood education is for you.

To get prepared consider Missouri State University's Associate of Applied Science and/or Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development degrees.

Degree Information Sheets

The degree information sheets provide detailed information of course requirement and career information. Some contain sample recommended course sequences.

Renee Moore

Department Head:

Associate Professor of Child and Family Development
Missouri State-West Plains
Lybyer Enhanced Technology Center T209C
128 Garfield Avenue
West Plains, MO 65775