Purpose

The Family Life Education Master’s Program prepares Family Life Educators with the critical skills and resources to assist families in effectively coping with life events and family transitions. Family Life Educators focus on healthy family functioning primarily through educational approaches. Concordia’s program integrates Biblical truths throughout coursework in order to give students a decidedly Christian perspective. Students learn to conduct family life education in a variety of settings to reduce the harmful effects society can have on individuals and families across the life span. A Master of Science in Education-Family Life requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work planned in consultation with and approved by the program director.  Students in the Family Life Education program must complete a total of 120 practicum hours. These practicum hours will be embedded within the coursework with a focus on designing positive family programming.

The Family Life Education program is in the process of applying to NCFR for Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. More information about the CFLE designation will be available as Concordia University works through this certification process. The Family Life Education program is not currently NCFR certified.

Master of Science in Education - Family Life

(Completion of 36 credits is required in order to receive a Master of Science in Education-Family Life)

Required Courses
COUN 584/884Human Development3
COUN 592/892Professional Ethics3
EDG 526/826American Family Today3
EDG 569Contemp Iss Family & Parenting3
EFL 530/830Marriage & Family Relations3
EFL 540/840Human Sexuality3
EDG 515/815Educ Research Methods3
EFL 550/850Family Law and Public Policy3
EFL 880Family Resource Management3
EFL 560/860Curr & Methods in Family Life3
EDG 590/595Thesis Completion Seminar3
Electives
COUN 593Individual Counseling3
COUN 594Group Counseling3

Note that 120 hours of practicum hours are embedded within various courses.