Infant Mental Health

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Infant Mental Health Full-time Program

The master's degree in infant mental health requires two years of study and is designed for students with a baccalaureate degree in psychology or a master's degree in child development.

Required:
(a minimum of 40 semester course credits)

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children  with Special Needs (3)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (3)

EDUC 255 Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children (3)

EDUC 275A Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

EDUC 275B Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss (4)

PSYC 265 Infancy (4)

EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education  (3)

EDUC 291B Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education (3)

PSYC 293A Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis I (4)

PSYC 293B Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis II (4)

In addition, students take an elective or independent study to complete the degree.

Master of Arts in Infant Mental Health Part-time Program

Required:
(a minimum of 40 semester course credits)

Required courses and recommended sequence:

Fall Year 1

EDUC 275A Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3) or
EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education  (3)

PSYC 242 Attachment and Loss (4)

Spring Year 1

EDUC 275B Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3) or
EDUC 291A Theory and Practice of Early Childhood Education  (3)

PSYC 265 Infancy (4)

Fall Year 2

PSYC 293A Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis I (4)

EDUC 255 Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children (3)

Spring Year 2

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children  with Special Needs (3)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (3)

Fall Year 3

EDUC 275A Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

Optional Elective or Independent Study

Spring Year 3

EDUC 275B Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

PSYC 293B Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis II (4)

NOTE: Students can enroll in EDUC 275A and in EDUC 275B two times for credit


BA/MA Accelerated Degree Program
(a minimum of 26 semester course credits)

The BA/MA Accelerated Degree is designed for Mills students to earn a BA in psychology and an MA in infant mental health in five years. This specialized master's degree is unique to Mills College. The program integrates a carefully designed curriculum that combines undergraduate and graduate specialized course work and field placement with a broad background in the liberal arts and sciences. The undergraduate portion of the program requires students to complete the Mills College BA as psychology majors (see Undergraduate Catalog for the psychology infant mental health sequence). The MA year begins fall of the student's fifth year at Mills.

MA Courses:

EDUC 231 Assessment and Intervention for Children with Special Needs (3)

EDUC 238 Social, Emotional, and Moral Development and Learning (3)

EDUC 255 Children with Special Needs: Infants and Young Children (3)

EDUC 275A Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

EDUC 275B Field Experience in Infant Mental Health (3)

PSYC 293A Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis I (4)

PSYC 293B Infant Mental Health Master's Thesis II (4)

In addition, students must take 3-4 semester course credits to complete the degree.

It is also possible for student to combine the IMH with the Special Ed credential in consultation with an advisor.

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Last Updated: 3/20/17