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

  • Samford University

  • Auburn University

  • University of Alabama

Arizona

  • Arizona State University

  • Arizona Christian University

Arkansas

  • Harding University

  • University of Arkansas

California

  • Azusa Pacific University

  • Loma Linda University

  • Mills College

  • UC Santa Barbara Extension

  • University of La Verne

  • California State University - Fullerton

Florida

Georgia

  • Georgia Southern University

  • University of Georgia

Illinois

  • Erikson Institute

  • Illinois State

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Indiana

  • Ball State University

  • Indiana Wesleyan University

Iowa

Louisiana

  • Southeastern Louisiana University

  • Louisiana Tech University

  • Louisiana State University

Maryland

  • Towson University

Massachusetts

  • BU/Wheelock College

Michigan

Minnesota

  • Dakota County Technical College

  • University of Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

  • University of Missouri-Columbia

  • Missouri State University

New Hampshire

  • University of New Hampshire

New York

  • Bank Street College

  • Syracuse University

  • Utica College

North Carolina

  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte

  • Meredith College

  • East Carolina University

Ohio

  • Miami University

  • Ohio University

Oklahoma

Ontario (Canada)

  • McMaster University

Pennsylvania

  • University of Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Tennessee

Texas

  • Texas State University- San Marcos

  • Texas Woman's University

  • University of North Texas

  • University of Texas-Dallas

  • Abilene Christian University

Utah

Washington

Wisconsin

  • Edgewood College

  • University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Online Only

  • American Public University

Certification