Community Youth Development
and Leadership Concentration
The mission of the Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration (CYDL) is to provide a transformational learning experience that allows youth workers to explore alternative approaches to youth work and their implications for practice. Youth workers develop knowledge, attributes, and skills necessary for creating opportunities for young people to develop into healthy, productive and contributing members of their communities through maximizing their full leadership and civic potential.
Students must earn 120 credits to graduate. Of those credits, 48 must be taken at Springfield College (residency requirement).
Students must complete all three levels of required courses:
- General Education Requirements (GERs)
- SHS requirements
- Community Youth Development and Leadership Concentration requirements (Minimum 12 credits taken in residence)