University of North Texas at Dallas

Child Development and Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The child development and family studies major at University of North Texas at Dallas provides an interdisciplinary degree through the university's School Of Human Services and Education. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill set to become practitioners in the area of children and to examine how families function systemically.

Program Overview
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

7400 University Hills Blvd
Founders Hall 235B
Dallas, TX 75241
United States

Phone Number
(972) 338-1345
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child Development and Family Studies
Undergrad Comments

The child development and family studies major at University of North Texas at Dallas provides an interdisciplinary degree through the university's School Of Human Services and Education. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skill set to become practitioners in the area of children and to examine how families function systemically.

The child development component of the program emphasizes the development of young children (0-8 years). It also highlights' human development across the lifespan, which includes the cognitive, emotional, physical, and social domains from the prenatal period through older adulthood.

The family studies component offers an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the systems’ approach and well-being of the family by addressing challenges over the lifespan. Some of the challenges include, but are not limited to, relations with the family and family interactions with community institutions. Throughout this program, students are encouraged to integrate research, theory, and practice.

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 through the CFLE-approved program process. The CFLE checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the CFLE-approved program process.

Program Approved Since
2018
CFLE Contact
Shelia E Lumar Ph.D, LPC, LCDC, NCC, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email