Distinguished Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers in Children and Youth Studies Courses

Many of our faculty schedule distinguished guest speakers as part of their courses. These speakers typically discuss their careers involving children and youth, and what experiences and education are essential for anyone interested in working in their current position. Through our speakers, children and youth studies students gain new perspectives on the plethora of career opportunities avilable for working with or for children and youth that they may not otherwise have known about.

The capstone course for our children and youth studies major, CHST 4900: Professional Perspectives and Children, is designed to help students examine careers in child and youth-related professions. Guest speakers, lectures and discussions help students to acquire knowledge about the academic requirements and training that are necessary to prepare them for the many career opportunities relating to different professions focusing on working with or for children.

We have divided the list of guest speakers by year on the sidebar of this page.