Please respond to the following prompt using standard APA
format, Times New Roman font #12, double-spaced with 1-inch
margins. Be sure that the running head includes your name.
Maximum word length for total of philosophy sections is 1,500
The Statement of Professional Philosophy will include three
responses. It will specify your academic preparation, interests
and specializations, and career goals. It will also describe your
fit for graduate study and the integration of this pursuit into
your professional goals.
Upon completion, this document will be reviewed by the Department
of Psychology and Child Development for entrance into the MA
Please highlight your academic preparation for graduate study
in the Master of Arts Degree in Child Development. Discuss
previous academic coursework and research experiences and how
they have prepared you for this opportunity and your life-long
learning goals. You may consider the impact of academic pursuits
such as coursework, professional employment, fieldwork and
internships, laboratory activities, presentations, publications,
teaching and research experiences.
Discuss your academic interests and areas of specialization.
As you look forward, what would you like to learn about and why?
Demonstrate what motivates further study and how new insights
might further your professional objectives.
The Child Development Graduate program includes a hierarchy
of—developmental theory, application of theory, and the
integration of theory and research into a culminating independent
research-inspired project, research thesis or comprehensive exam.
Review the MA core coursework of theory and application
courses. Identify specific areas of study that you would like to
pursue as part of your graduate program, why these might be of
interest, and how they might further your professional goals?
Discuss and give a rationale for whether you are most
interested in pursuing a capstone project, research thesis, or
comprehensive exam at the culmination of graduate study. Then
identify possible topics or research areas that you might be
interested in exploring as part of a culminating capstone
experience. Finally, explore how these capstone pursuits might
impact your professional views, goals, and aspirations. How might
these culminating experiences impact your professional worldview?