Tennessee Tech University

Child Development and Family Relations
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Child Development and Family Relations program teaches students to examine individuals and families in the environments in which they live, work and play. Stages of individual and family development and the relationships people form throughout their lives are also prominent aspects of the program. Students can choose between two options: CDFR or Child Life


Possible careers in government agencies, businesses, religious organizations and non-profit organizations include:

  • Child Care Center Director
  • Children Services Agent
  • Care Facilities Coordinator
  • Teacher-specialist
  • Foster and Adoption Facilitator
  • Recreations Specialist
Program Overview
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Department Address

1 William L Jones Drive
School of Human Ecology
Cookeville, TN 38505
United States

Undergraduate Program
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
Lee Ann Shipley, PhD, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email