Human Development and Family Studies B.S. - Family Support/Provisional CFLE Concentration
This concentration is intended for students interested in working with children, adolescents, and adults, either as individuals or as families. Students in the Family Support concentration develop knowledge and skills to prepare them to provide family support, direct services, and family life education.
Certified Family Life Educator
Students in the Family Support concentration are encouraged to pursue provisional status as a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). Certified Family Life Educators work in a variety of settings including social services, health services, child care, family support, youth programs, parent education programs, junior and senior high schools, and universities and colleges. The CFLE designation recognizes expertise in a broad range of issues that constitute family life education and increases credibility by validating the individual's education and experience. The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) recognizes the UNH HDFS undergraduate program as meeting the standards and criteria required for the provisional CFLE designation. Students may apply to NCFR for provisional CFLE designation upon completion of required coursework.
|Departmental Requirements: (C- or better is required)||HDFS 525: Human Development*
HDFS 545: Intimate Relationships and Families*
HDFS 641: Parenting Across the Life Span*
HDFS 746: Human Sexuality*
HDFS 757: Race, Class, Gender, and Families*
HDFS 760: Family Programs and Policies*
HDFS 794: Families and the Law*
*Required for provisional CFLE designation.
One Course from Group 1 and One Course from Group 2: (C- or better is required)
|Major Requirement: One Course in Statistics with a C- or better||PSYCH 402 OR
SOC 502 OR
Classses from Group 1 or Group 2 not used to fill the specialization requirements
Any advisor-approved course
*Students who plan to apply for provisioanal CFLE certification are required to complete the Family Internship, in which students apply knowledge gained from their academic studies in a supervised environment. Students who are not in the CFLE program may also choose to complete the Family Internship.
The internship involves a commitment of sixteen hours per week for two semesters, plus a three-hour seminar (HDFS 792) every other week. In addition, some organizations may require a criminal background check before placement is finalized. Arrangements for criminal background checks are the responsibility of the student and the requesting organization, not the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Students apply for the internship in February of their junior year. Internship applicants must have completed a minimum of 20 credits of departmental coursework prior to their senior year with a minimum overall grade-point average of 3.0 and a departmental grade-point average of 3.2 or higher. Internship courses (782/792) count toward the twenty credits required in supporting courses.
Students who plan to study abroad AND complete the Family Internship must speak with Tyler Jamison (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to making plans.
Students are responsible for insuring they have met all requirements.