Child Development and Family Relations
This undergraduate program combines knowledge regarding human development, relationships and family well-being. Students are trained to work competently with individuals and families across the lifespan within the early educational system and in the community.
Professional Opportunities in Child Development and Family Relations
Since the education provided students concentrating in Child Development and Family Relations covers many areas, graduates may engage in a wide variety of professions. Many new professionals enter the childcare field. They have received training to be appropriate teachers, administrators or eventual owners of childcare institutions. Others may choose to work more directly with families. Nonprofit agencies and family service agencies benefit greatly from our graduates’ knowledge of development and family well-being. New professionals can run workshops, develop programs or work individually with families to improve their quality of life.
The training that students concentrating in Child Development and Family Relations receive also gives them a firm foundation to pursue further expertise in Marriage and Family Therapy or as Certified Family Life Educators. While both of these areas require either further education or additional experience, they build upon the education that students have received.
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