Child Life Academic Programs

These programs are self-identified as having degrees/curricula in child life. The Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) does not certify educational facilities, therefore ACLP claims no responsibility for the academic quality of any program. To be added to this list of academic programs, email certification@childlife.org.

To access the list of academic programs offering classes taught by a Certified Child Life Specialist, click here.

If you are looking for online education, please review the below thoroughly as many institutions offer both online and in-person programs.

Alabama

Arizona

  • Arizona State University

Arkansas

  • Harding University

California

  • Azuza Pacific University

  • Loma Linda University

  • Mills College

  • UC Santa Barbara Extension

  • University of La Verne

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

  • Erikson Institute

  • Illinois State

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana

  • Ball State University

Iowa

  • University of Iowa

Louisiana

Maryland

  • Towson University

Massachusetts

  • Springfield College

  • Tufts University

  • Wheelock

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire

New York

  • Bank Street College

  • Syracuse University

  • Utica College

North Carolina

  • East Carolina University

Ohio

  • Ohio University

  • University of Akron

Oaklahoma

Ontario (Canada)

  • McMaster University

Pennsylvania

  • University of Pittsburgh

South Carolina

  • College of Charleston

  • Columbia College

Tennessee

Texas

  • Texas State University- San Marcos

  • Texas Woman's University

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

  • Edgewood College

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