Beyond the Classroom

Gaining hands-on experience as an infant mental health researcher and professional is a core component of the Infant Mental Health Program at Mills. Graduate students engage in: Practical clinical experiences through fieldwork at a range of sites, including the Mills College Children’s School, off-campus childcare settings, and social services agencies Original research in the Early Childhood and Family Research Laboratory, supervised by infant mental health professors  


 
What Can I Do with a Master's Degree in Infant Mental Health from Mills?

Our alumnae have an excellent record of success in securing positions as developmental specialists, social workers, teachers, and researchers in childcare settings, children’s homes, classrooms, social service agencies, and research institutions. Several have opened their own consulting and coaching businesses. Recent graduates have thrived in positions such as:


Special Needs Preschool Teacher
Alameda Unified School District

Family Enrichment Project Coordinator
Epiphany Center

Help Me Grow Program Coordinator
First 5 Contra Costa

Family Advocate 
Lotus Bloom Child & Family Resource Center

Behavior Technician
Positive Pathways

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Coach
San Francisco Unified School District

Research Analyst, Center for Technology in Learning
SRI International

Education Coordinator
Bright Horizons

Director of Children’s Services
Epiphany Center

Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist
Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay

Founder and Parent Coach
Parenting Path

Children’s Program Specialist
Raphael House

Community Outreach Worker
San Mateo County

Infant Development Specialist
Through the Looking Glass