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Our department offers multiple degree programs. Students majoring in Family Studies are eligible to apply for national certification as a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) upon graduation. Early Childhood and Early Childhood Education candidates are trained in a program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) to teach pre-kindergarten through primary grades.  

Students may pursue master degrees in the College of Education Graduate Studies in Education program:

Our department provides students with options to pursue various minor or certification programs: Minor in Family Studies, Minor in Child Development, Child Life Coursework Pathway, and ECE Coaching Certificate.

Link to Early Childhood

Early Childhood

Earn your B.S. in Early Childhood for a wide range of career opportunities, including preschool teachers, child care licensing, social services, etc.
An A.A.S. in Early Childhood trains you to work in early care and education programs like preschools and Head Start.  Starting from Fall 2020, you can earn an A.A.S. degree in Early Childhood completely online!
Our Minor in Child Development offers knowledge and pratical experiences about children and their families.

Early Childhood Details

Link to Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

Our B.S. in Early Childhood Education prepares you for licensure to teach pre-K through third grade.
You also have the option of adding B.S. in Elementary Education to your degree program to further your career opportunities.
Our Minor in Child Development offers knowledge and practical experience about children and their families.

Early Childhood Education Details

Link to Family Studies

Family Studies

Earn your B.S. in Family Studies to become a family life educator.
A Minor in Family Studies adds family dynamics to your course of study.

Family Studies Details

Link to Bachelor of Integrated Studies

Bachelor of Integrated Studies

A BIS in child and family studies provides you with knowledge in human development and family relations, along with knowledge in two other areas.

BIS Details

Link to MEd program information

Graduate Studies in Education

Earn a graduate degree in Family Life Education or Inclusive Early Childhood Education to take your career to the next level.

MEd Details

Link to Bachelor of Integrated Studies

Minors and Certificates

Our certificates and minors offer ways for you to further extend your skill sets, and complement a variety of majors. 

Certificate and Minor Details


Revised 08/19/2023