Concordia University–Nebraska

Department of Family Life Ministry
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

An inter-disciplinary study of the family that integrates psychological, sociological, family science, legal, educational and theological perspectives which serve as the foundation for equipping church and other professionals to develop lifespan family education in various contexts. An emphasis is placed upon the development of competencies and applications of family science and related disciplines in one's ministry or work-world as well as identification of resources that will lead to the strengthening of families through educational resources, events and programs.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Robert G. Smallfoot
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
1,325
Program Options
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Older Adults (Gerontology) - Master's
Department Address

800 N. Columbia
Seward, NE 68434
United States

Phone Number
402-643-7294
Graduate Program
Graduate Director
Dr. Kevin Kohnke
Graduate Courses Offered
  • Marriage & Family Relationships
  • Lifespan Development
  • Sexuality & The Family
  • Dysfunctions in Families
  • Theology, Theory & Dynamics of Family Relations
  • Parent Education
  • Lifespan Family Education
  • Family Resource Management
  • Professional Ethics
  • Family Law & Policies
  • Families & Individuals in Society
  • Volunteer Work with Families and Individuals in Society
Graduate Accreditations/Approval
CFLE
Master's Level
Masters Program Options
  • Family Studies
  • Gerontology
Masters Comments

An inter-disciplinary study of the family and individuals that integrates psychological, sociological, family science, legal, educational and theological perspectives which serve as the foundation for equipping church and other professionals to develop lifespan family education in various contexts. An emphasis is placed upon the development of competencies and applications of family science and related disciplines in ministry or work-worlds that will lead to the strengthening of family and individuals through educational resources, events, and programs.

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
July 2006. Coursework must be completed by 12/31/2016
CFLE Contact
Robert Smallfoot
CFLE Contact Email