Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Minor Program
NEIU's Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) Minor Program has been created to provide students with knowledge and skills to deliver high-quality services to infants, children, and youth. The program's goal is to prepare students to work effectively within various systems and institutions that respond to children's concerns. The CAST Program includes a focus on immigrants and displaced children. The CAST faculty and staff celebrate collaborative relationships with community-based providers that directly serve and advocate for children and youth within the context of their ecosystems.
The CAST minor requires a total of 18 credit hours in three 300-level courses, one Field Practice/Seminar, and two 300-level electives. Students will complete a Field Practicum Portfolio/final project that will reflect their professional knowledge and skills in advocating for and serving children and youth.
A brochure describing the program, including a full listing of CAST courses, may be viewed/ downloaded by clicking here. And the full complement of CAST courses that will be taught during Fall Semester 2013 may be viewed here. Interested individuals may also obtain information by contacting: