For Academic Institutions
NCFR recognizes regionally accredited schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that includes content covering the 10 family life education content areas 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.
There are currently more than 130 university and colleges throughout the United States and Canada that offer degree programs that have been approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the criteria for the provisional CFLE credential.
Interested in program approval?
Check out our free webcast, presented by NCFR Academic Program Liaison Deb Gentry, for a video overview of the application process.
Some helpful articles for academic programs:
- Assessment Methods and Tools: A Way for Reviewers to Evaluate Rigor
- Making Room for “Small Teaching” Strategies
- Strategies for Sustaining an Approved CFLE Academic Program
- What I Wish I Knew: Tips for Promoting CFLE Approved Programs
- Ensuring Students Appreciate the Ethical Aspects of Carrying Out an Interview for a Course Assignment
- Universal Design for Learning: Application for Teaching About Parent Guidance and Education
- Pre-Review Checks
- Gamification of Learning in Family Life Education: A Worthy Pursuit or Not?
- Course Syllabi Key Elements in APR Application
- Service Learning: A Worthy Consideration When Engaging in Curriculum Development
- Family Law Concepts: An Arena for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Co-teaching
- Mindfulness: Benefits to Us and Our Students
- Oops, I Wasn't Paying Attention (focus on Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan)
- Teaching Human Sexuality Courses: Does It Matter If Students Are Extroverts or Introverts?
- Top 10 Tips for Readying Documents for CFLE APR Review
- Facilitating Students' Critical Thinking (focus on Interpersonal Relationships)
- What the Best College Students Do
- To Flip or Not to Flip?
- Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts