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21st Century Community Learning Centers

As a resource for 21st CCLC practitioners, the Y4Y team has identified a series of higher education opportunities relevant to out-of-school time (OST) careers and ongoing professional development. This page lists accredited college or university programs across the United States that offer classes, professional certificates and/or degrees administered in-person and/or online.


21st CCLC practitioners and leaders interested in higher education opportunities are encouraged to explore the programs listed on this page and determine applicability to their professional role or career path as well as consider time commitments and costs before applying and committing to any program. Please direct any questions about a program on this page to the corresponding institution.

Program Listing

Institutions appear on the map based on their home campus location. Click a square on the map or see the list below.

 

Bank Street College of Education Logo

Bank Street College of Education

Online

Boston College Logo

Boston College

In-Person

California State University - Fresno Logo

California State University - Fresno

In-Person

Central Wyoming College Logo

Central Wyoming College

In-Person

Charter Oak State College Logo

Charter Oak State College

Online

Clemson University - IDEA Logo

Clemson University - IDEA
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

Curry College Logo

Curry College

In-Person

Iowa State University Logo

Iowa State University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

Kansas State University Logo

Kansas State University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

Lorain County Community College Logo

Lorain County Community College

In-Person

Manchester Community College Logo

Manchester Community College

In-Person

Michigan State University Logo

Michigan State University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

Mid-State Technical College Logo

Mid-State Technical College

In-Person

Missouri State University Logo

Missouri State University

In-Person

North Carolina State University Logo

North Carolina State University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

North Dakota State University Logo

North Dakota State University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

North Essex Community College Logo

North Essex Community College

In-Person

Palm Beach State College Logo

Palm Beach State College

In-Person

Plymouth State University Logo

Plymouth State University

Online

Rhode Island College Logo

Rhode Island College

In-Person

Rutgers University Logo

Rutgers University

In-Person

San Francisco State University Logo

San Francisco State University

In-Person

Texas Tech University Logo

Texas Tech University
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

The Ohio State University Logo

The Ohio State University

In-Person & Online

University of Alaska - Anchorage Logo

University of Alaska - Anchorage

In-Person

University of California Irvine Logo

University of California Irvine

In-Person & Online

University of Illinois at Chicago Logo

University of Illinois at Chicago

In-Person

University of Minnesota Logo

University of Minnesota

In-Person & Online

University of Missouri Logo

University of Missouri
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

University of Missouri - St. Louis Logo

University of Missouri - St. Louis

In-Person & Online

University of Montana Logo

University of Montana

In-Person & Online

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Logo

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
An IDEA Participating Institution

Online

University of Wisconsin - Platteville Logo

University of Wisconsin - Platteville

In-Person

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Logo

University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Online

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Logo

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
An IDEA Participating Institution

In-Person

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Logo

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

In-Person & Online

Waukesha County Technical College Logo

Waukesha County Technical College

In-Person

Western Michigan University Logo

Western Michigan University

In-Person

Westminster College Logo

Westminster College

In-Person

Youngstown State University Logo

Youngstown State University

In-Person

Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (IDEA) Program

The Great Plains IDEA Youth Development program is a recognized leader in professional development and advanced degrees in Youth Development. Students select one university to be their "home institution", this is the university to which you apply, enroll and pay tuition. Students must meet the admissions requirements of the home institution.

Courses are taught fully online by faculty from each of the partner universities. Each degree or certificate includes courses taught by multiple universities who partner together to offer degrees they could not offer alone.  When you complete your coursework, the degree or certificate is awarded by your home university.