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Students who complete the certificate in parent and family education will demonstrate effective teaching and presentation skills. Additionally, completion of this certificate, along with other coursework, helps prepare students to become Certified Family Life Educators (CFLE) through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Outcomes

  • Effectively communicate principles pertaining to healthy marriage and family functioning.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching skills pertaining to family life education.
Certificate of Parent and Family Education
Program Requirements
Certificates lead to associate and bachelor's degrees. For more information about which programs this certificate stacks into, visit the Programs List page.
This is an advanced certificate. Prior to working on this certificate, you must complete Advanced Marriage and Family Functioning.
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15 CREDITS
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Associate
60 CREDITS
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Bachelor's
120 CREDITS
Certificate of Parent and Family Education
Course Code
Course Name
# of Credits
FAML200
Preparation for Marriage
2
FAML200 — 2 credits
x
Preparation for Marriage
This course highlights skills, attitudes, behaviors, and principles needed to prepare oneself for a strong marriage and to wisely select a marriage partner.  Preparation for marriage is also emphasized by focusing on healthy practices related to dating, courtship, engagement, and the transition following marriage.
FAML120
Parenting Skills
1
FAML120 — 1 credits
x
Parenting Skills
This course consists of foundational principles and basic skills of parent-child interaction. Students will apply typical decisions, problems, and opportunities encountered by parents.
FAML445
Family Practicum
4
FAML445 — 4 credits
x
Family Practicum
This course will give students practical experience by having them prepare the curriculum needed to teach a workshop or seminar on some aspect of family life. After preparing the curriculum, students will market the program, conduct the workshop, and evaluate the effectiveness of the education. A strong emphasis will be placed on how to teach effectively in group settings.
CHILD330
Parent Education
2
CHILD330 — 2 credits
x
Parent Education
The purpose of this course is to prepare students to teach parent education classes. It explores a variety of parent education programs and encourages students to think carefully and critically about parenting materials.
FCS340
Money Management
3
FCS340 — 3 credits
x
Money Management
This course covers financial concepts of direct concern to the individual or family. Budgeting, financial institutions and services, consumer buying, use and control of credit, financial records, buying and selling homes, insurance, and basic investments will be explored.
CHILD310
Early and Middle Child Development
3
CHILD310 — 3 credits
x
Early and Middle Child Development
This course is designed to help students gain deeper knowledge of developmental science – understanding of children’s development in the physical, cognitive, and emotional/social domains, developmental theory, and core developmental concepts during early and middle childhood - and to increase students’ disposition to apply developmental science knowledge to plan and implement effective interventions to foster optimum development of children they will serve in their roles as professionals, parents and in church and community settings.
For questions about this program, contact BYU-Pathway Support
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Looking Ahead
Potential Employment
When seeking employment within the field of family studies and human services, these research search terms may be helpful:

  • Parent educator
  • Extension educator
  • Family educator
  • Cooperative extension
  • Childcare worker
  • Child and family advocate

Or, search for jobs requiring the skills obtained in this certificate, such as communication, organization, customer service, and leadership.

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Students who complete an associate degree in family history research may continue on and earn a bachelor's degree in Professional Studies.