Family & Child Studies - Infant/Child Specialist (M.S.)

Department of Human Environmental Sciences

The M.S. in Family and Child Studies / Infant/Child Specialist prepares students for the certification examination in Family Life Education from the National Council on Family Relations. The Certified Child and Parenting Specialist credential is also available to those graduates who successfully complete the required examination and internships.

Student Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate the skills to work with diverse populations.

  • Serve individuals and families throughout the life span in education, prevention and intervention programs.

  • Apply knowledge of family life education research to serve the community.

  • Evaluate programs for the development and maintenance of interpersonal and social relationships.

  • Identify legal issues, policies and laws adequately to advocate for the wellbeing of families.

  • Relate ethical conduct in a professional setting.

  • Apply effective communication skills to work with individuals and families.

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Development (child, adolescent, human, gerontology, or family)
Family Life Education
Therapy/Counseling (individual, couples, marriage, or family)
Family Life Educator
Infant/Child Specialist
Marriage and Family Therapy
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)