School of Child and Family Sciences
Child and Family Sciences: Building Relationships - Empowering Students!
Child and family science students want to make a difference in the lives of children, families and communities, and our programs equip them to do just that! Students are prepared to work with children and families within educational settings, mental health agencies, county extension offices, non-profit organizations and community service settings. We offer service learning courses, hands-on laboratory experiences and experiential classroom activities to maximize and personalize student success. On campus training facilities include a nationally accredited center for child development and a mental health clinic, which allow students invaluable opportunities to develop professional skills needed to enter the workforce.
The School of Child and Family Sciences equips students with the knowledge and skills to ethically promote child and family well-being and quality of life in an evolving, multicultural world. Utilizing a systemic lens, our students are prepared to advance the profession as they teach, serve, and advocate for individuals, children, families, and communities in multiple contexts. The Child and Family Science program provides transformative learning experiences that prepare our graduates to practice in educational, mental health, and social service settings.
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The School of Child and Family Sciences offers face-to-face, hybrid and fully online programs. Students are trained in systemic thinking and gain practical, professional skills through active learning, practicum experiences and student leadership opportunities.
The BS degree plan in Child and Family Sciences is accredited by the American Association for Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).
Graduates of the BS or MS program in Child and Family Sciences are also eligible for provisional certification as family life educators (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations.
The MS program in Marriage and Family Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE).
The MEd in School Counseling is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education/Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Preparation.