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Undergraduate

Child and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education


MISSION STATEMENT

 

The mission of the Child and Family Studies major at Carson-Newman University is 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 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
865-471-3540
cbush@cn.edu

The mission of the Child and Family Studies major at Carson-Newman University is 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 embracing academic excellence and professional and Christian integrity.

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