Evening & Graduate Programs

Degree-Completion: Child Development Education


Whether you want to finish your bachelor’s degree, change your career, or expand your knowledge and earnings horizon, the University of Saint Mary has the Kansas City area’s most flexible and accelerated undergraduate degree-completion program.

If you’re thinking about returning to the classroom, make no mistake: now is the time. In this competitive job market, a college degree is more important than ever.

USM’s adult degree-completion program in child development education offers the same high level of academic excellence as our traditional day classes.

Our child development education program is designed for students with an associate’s degree in early childhood development. Under the guidance of caring instructors, you’ll explore how children learn and develop during their earliest years, and prepare to work with children from infancy through middle-school ages.

The major is also a stepping stone to professional graduate degree programs in psychology, sociology, adult education, or nursing.

Your advisors in the undergraduate degree-completion program are committed to your success. They’ll work diligently with you to arrange a schedule that fits your life.

Is it for you?

  • The University of Saint Mary undergraduate degree-completion program is conveniently located in Overland Park at 4500 College Blvd.

  • It’s a perfect option for anyone with an associate’s degree looking to take the next step, a student with a variety of college under their belt wanting to focus on a major, or a professional looking for continue their education and return to the classroom

  • You do not have to take courses in a particular order. That means if you have a particularly heavy work schedule or personal scheduling issue, you can choose the courses that best fits your schedule

  • It’s flexible. You can opt to go full-time, taking more than one course; or part-time, taking one course at a time

  • USM offers affordable tuition and financial aid. Our undergraduate degree-completion program is an excellent value.

Flexible Scheduling

USM’s accelerated degree-completion program is designed to meet the needs of busy individuals balancing work and family commitments.

We offer:

  • Evening classes that primarily meet one night a week

  • Accelerated 8-week sessions

  • Terms begin five times a year. Start at any term

We recommend that you submit your application materials at least three weeks prior to the start of the term.

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