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The Schubert Center supports undergraduate and graduate education by overseeing a minor in Childhood Studies, partnering with local organizations to provide undergraduate externships, and offering an annual fellowship for doctoral students in psychology.

Three child policy courses are offered through the Schubert Center:

Childhood Studies (CHST) 301
: Child Policy, gives undergraduate students an overview of the policy-making process and introduces them to key child practice and policy issues.

CHST 302: Experiential Learning in Child Policy, gives students an in-depth understanding of the child policy mak­ing process at the state and federal level, and includes an experi­ential component through which students spend several days in Washington DC meeting with policymakers and other key stakeholders while observing the policy process in action.

CHST 398: Child Policy Externship, awards course credit to Mann Child Policy Externs for experiential learning opportunities in community agencies involved in child policy and practice issues. The Mann Child Policy Externship is now also available as an undergraduate capstone experience in anthropology, childhood studies, and psychology.


The following links provide more information on the Schubert Center’s offerings in undergraduate education:

Overview of the Childhood Studies Minor

Course Requirements for the Childhood Studies Minor

Externships & Experiential Learning

Welter-Muzic Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Child Studies


Freedheim Graduate Student Fellowship

The Freedheim Graduate Student Fellowship (previously known as the Brisky Fellowship) in Psychology is awarded to a full-time graduate student in psychology at Case Western Reserve University who is engaged in a research doctoral dissertation in the area of child mental development, mental health or mental retardation, and who has promise for continued professional interest in the field. Please see the link above for more information on this award.