Global Youth Development Program
Based on current circumstances, the Department of Counselor Education has elected to move into a period of moratorium affecting the Global Youth Development program. The department will not be accepting a new cohort of students to the GYD program while the faculty take additional steps to understand the sustainability of the program as currently designed or with continued restructuring.
The GYD degree is designed for students who wish to engage in culturally-relevant volunteer work or paid employment in the realm of child and family assistance. This unique degree program offers students graduate instruction in human development from a psychological and counseling perspective, and is intended to prepare students to engage in cross-cultural volunteer work or paid employment with young people and/or families.
1 March 2018
Dear Intercultural Youth & Family Development and Global Youth Development Current & Former Students, Faculty, and other constituents:
It is with much thought and many circumstances that we share with you the Department of Counselor Education’s decision to move into a period of moratorium affecting the Global Youth Development program. In other words, based on current circumstances, the department will not be accepting a new cohort of students to the GYD program while the faculty takes additional steps to understand the sustainability of the program as currently designed or with continued restructuring.
As you may know, the environment at The University of Montana, and higher education across the
We realize that this is disappointing news, and we are offering this letter to provide context around our decision, but welcome personal contact with you if you would like to discuss this decision in greater detail.
Veronica Johnson, Ed.D., LCPC, NCC
Associate Professor and Department Chair
Associate Professor, GYD Program Lead