Concordia University–Ann Arbor

Family Life Progam
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A Concordia Family Life student will graduate with the academic and practical training to develop and implement programming that equips and supports healthy relationships for marriage and the family. This course of study is designed to prepare men and women to serve in the church and the community as a Certified Family Life Educator. The Family Life program prepares students for the following careers: Position in the church as a DFLM. (Director of Family Life Ministry; an entry level position in the human services field; a Child Life Specialist sho works in a hospital; prepares students for entrance into a master's program in family life, psychology, sociology, and or counseling. The program meets the academic standards for program certification by the National Council on Family Relations, a professional organization for multidisciplinary family professionals. Graduates will be immediately eligible to receive the Certified Family Life Educator credential, which is nationally recognized from NCFR.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Steven Christopher
Department Emphasis
  • 60% Family Science
  • 25% Human Development
  • 15% Field Work
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Community - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

4090 Geddes Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Life Ministry
  • Social Service Community Agencies
  • Hospital Child Life Specialist
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Families in Society
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Human Sexuality
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Dynamics and Resource Management
  • Parent Education and Guidance
  • Family Law and Public Policy
  • Family Life Education Methodology
  • Moral Philosophy
  • Field Work in Family Life
  • Ministry to Homes with Children
  • Ministry to Homes with Adolescents
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Worker in Community Services
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
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.

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CFLE Contact
Steven Christopher
CFLE Contact Email