Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Department of Human Development & Environmental Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The mission of the Child Development and Family Relations major is to prepare students for professional positions in child developmental and family services. These positions can be found in federal, state, and local programs and agencies. Students are prepared to provide direct services and to assume positions of leadership in human services related fields. Graduates are also prepared to further their education in Child Development, Family Studies, and related areas.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Fredalene B. Bowers
Department Emphasis
  • 50% Child/Human Development
  • 50% Family Studies
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

911 South Drive
207 Ackerman Hall
Indiana, PA 15701
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child Development & Family Relations
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Child Development
  • Marriage and Family Relations
  • Child Observation and Assessment
  • Introduction to Early Intervention
  • Preschool Education: Play and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
  • Early Care and Education
  • Family Issues
  • Infant and Toddler Development
  • Family & Community
  • Adolescence: Risk & Resiliency
  • Techniques of Parent Education
  • Administration of Programs
  • Family Dynamics
  • Teaching in Child Development Centers
  • Research in Child and Family
  • Independent Study
  • Internship
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.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Kalani Palmer, Ph.D., CFLE
CFLE Contact Email