Mission of Child and Family Studies: to provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience with education about children and families, preparing the individual to serve children and families in a diverse and global marketplace while embracing academic excellence and professional and Christian integrity.
Mission of Early Childhood Education: to provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience preparing professionals for teaching in early childhood education, grades prekindergarten through third, in a diverse and global marketplace while embracing academic excellence and professional and Christian integrity.
Designed for studying human growth and development in the context of families and communities.
- Emphasis in Early Childhood Education prepares individuals for teacher licensure in pre-kindergarten through third grade.
- Also prepares for careers in childcare centers, community agencies, and church related programs.
- Individuals may apply to become a Certified Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations
Majors have many opportunities to work with children during their studies in the on-campus Child Development Lab as well as off-campus sites in child care centers and public schools.
Synopsis sheet for CFS majors
Synopsis sheet for ECE majors
For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Catherine Bush, EdD, CFLE, CFCS
Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences