Certificate in Family Life Education

The Department of Sociology and Family Studies offers coursework leading to certification as a Family Life Educator (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The Department offers a CFLE approved certificate program. Upon completion of an undergraduate degree which includes 27 hours of prescribed course-work and three hours of field practice a student may seek provisional certification approval through NCFR. This certificate is offered to both degree seeking students and others seeking professional/ personal advancement. Non-degree seeking students will be admitted to the University via established admission guidelines. The certificate is designed to prepare students to work in a wide variety of professional fields that promote healthy family functioning, such as community-based social services, early childhood education, faith-based organizations, family intervention, government and public policy, family and consumer resource services, and health care and family wellness.

Requirements for a Certificate in Family Life Education

ED 299Human Growth and Development3
FS/HES 401Family Life Education3
HES 375Management and Economic Problems for the Consumer3
or MG 310 Personal Wealth Management
HES 443Family Develpment3
Select one of the following:3
Human Sexuality
Sociology of Gender and Sexual Behavior
Select one of the following:3
Psychology of Close Relationships
Social Psychology of Intimate Relationships
SO/WS 223Marriage and the Family3
SO 301Parenting and Socialization3
SO 430Law and Society3
or SW 305 Social Services, Programs, and Policies
SO 495Internship in Sociological Practice3-6
Total Hours30-33