The School of Education at Edgewood College is the only college in Wisconsin that offers students the opportunity to earn a master’s degree in Child Life. Students who graduate from the Child Life program go on to become child life professionals that serve children and families not only in Wisconsin, but throughout the United States, and in other countries around the world. Through the program, you'll develop expertise in helping children and families cope with stressful and traumatic events, including acute and chronic illness, hospitalization and medical encounters, pain and medical procedures, grief and loss. You will benefit from:
- One-on-one academic and internship advising
- A cohort model program with small class sizes to enhance the therapeutic relationship
- Access and collaboration with the local children’s hospitals and child life programs
This program meets the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) requirements for coursework, internship and certification. The Edgewood College Child Life program will continue to follow the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) accreditation of master's program requirements as they become available.
We also offer undergraduate pre child life studies that give students priority admissions into our masters program.