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  • Family Life Education

    This certificate prepares students to become certified family life educators. This national certification (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations provides higher-level knowledge and skills for working with families in prevention-oriented educational programs.

    About this Certificate


    The certificate can be completed as part of the family, youth and community sciences major and is intended to provide an advantage in today's competitive job market. Courses in 10 key areas of family life and an internship prepare students to offer specialized programs to families.

    Students must be admitted to the FYCS major and must maintain all required academic progress standards for the major. FYC 3001 is a prerequisite or corequisite for many of the required courses.

    Required Courses

    Courses Credits
    ANT 2301 Human Sexuality and Culture 3
    EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development 3
    FYC 3101 Parenting and Family Development, 3
    FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions 3
    FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth Development 3
    FYC 4003 Personal and Family Financial Counseling 3
    FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions 3
    FYC 4503 Methods of Family Life Education 3
    FYC 4622 Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs 3
    FYC 4660 Family Policy 3
    SDS 4410 Interpersonal Communication Skills 3
    SYG 2430 Marriage and Family 3
    FYC 4941 Practicum in FYCS
    Minimum 240 clock hours in a family life education setting, with a grade of S
    Total 39
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