Great Lakes Christian College

Family Life Education
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

Family Life Education is an interdisciplinary field of study that draws from various disciplines such as psychology, education, sociology, communications, law and public policy, economics, theology, and home management. It provides an understanding of human development, family systems, and interpersonal relationships. Graduates will be equipped to provide instruction and guidance to others in the subjects of marriage, parenting, family dynamics, and human relations. This program will also equip graduates to build healthy marriages and families in their own personal lives.

Program Overview
Department Emphasis
  • 100% Family Life Education
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

6211 West Willow Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Family Life Education
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Marriage and Family
  • Family Counseling
  • Human Learning and Development
  • Parent Education & Guidance
  • Human Sexuality
  • Family Resource Management
  • Methods of Family Education
  • Family Law & Public Policy
  • Family Life Education Internship
  • Dynamics of Interpersonal Communication
  • Gender Communication
  • Communication in Conflict Management
  • Sociology of the Family
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Family life educators find employment in a wide variety of settings: family ministries in churches, family service agencies, foster care, food stamp programs, Meals-on-Wheels, nursing homes, hospitals, day care centers, community mental health centers, public health clinics, group homes, senior centers, government agencies, parks and recreation departments, educational institutions, and department of corrections.

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
CFLE Contact
Dr. Matthew W. Allison, MA, PhD, LPC, LLMFT, LSC, CFLE
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