Georgia Southern University

School of Human Ecology
CFLE approved

About the Program

Last Updated: 
August 21, 2013

The School of Human Ecology is a community of teacher/scholars representing four distinct, yet interrelated, disciplines with a shared value of educating and preparing students for career opportunities in business, industry, education, government, and social agencies. Faculty strive for excellent teaching strengthened by scholarship and service. The strength of the curriculum is the multi-disciplinary foundation of each of the specialties that come together with a coordinated and integrated focus. Students will develop as professionals, providing leadership in a diverse, global marketplace which emphasizes technical, interpersonal and people management skills. The integration of the disciplines within School of Human Ecology will empower students to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities.

Program Overview

Program Administrator: 
Dr. Cynthia Johnson (chair)
Department Emphasis: 
Area Percentage
Campus Enrollment: 
Programs Options: 

Undergraduate Program

Program Options: 
  • Child Development
  • Child Life
  • Family Services
Courses Offered: 
  • Family Development
  • Child Development
  • Family Economic Environment
  • Teaching Preschool
  • Birth to Five Methods
  • Early and Middle Adult Development
  • Middle Child & Adolescence
  • Families in Later Life
  • Administration of Programs for Children & Families
  • Family Life Education
  • Psychosocial Care of Children in Hospitals
  • Parenting
  • Assessment of Children & Families
  • Professional Development
  • Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Internship

Students in Child and Family Development gain an understanding of the needs and choices of individuals throughout the life cycle. They learn to reaffirm values, develop skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and stress management. They also learn to recognize characteristics of physical, mental, and social wellness. This program of study prepares students for professional careers, graduate study, and personal growth.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since: 
June 1999
CFLE Contact
Meghan Dove


Faculty at Georgia Southern University