Lipscomb University Program Receives CFLE Approval

Lipscomb University

The Family Science program at Lipscomb University is the newest program to meet the criteria for the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) credential. Students in this program have the option to pursue a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Arts, or minor in Family Science. Once students have completed the identified CFLE coursework, they will qualify to apply for the CFLE credential through the CFLE-approved program process.

Lipscomb recognizes that the discipline of Family Science is becoming increasingly popular with both students and a wide range of organizations, businesses, and service providers who value family-trained professionals. Families are society’s most important institution, and some families are becoming more complex and vulnerable to environmental and social influences. Lipscomb's program invites students to learn how to serve these families by better understanding their challenges. Learn more.

Three undergraduate programs recently renewed their status as CFLE-approved programs: Minnesota State University, Mankato, Family Consumer Science; Montclair State University, Family Science & Human Development; and the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, Family & Consumer Sciences.

140 degree programs at university and colleges throughout the United States and Canada have been CFLE-approved by NCFR. A full list of CFLE-approved programs can be found in the NCFR Degree Programs Guide.

NCFR, which administers the CFLE credential, recognizes regionally accredited schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that includes content covering the 10 Family Life Education content areas required for approval as a provisional CFLE. NCFR approval allows graduates of these programs the opportunity to apply for provisional CFLE certification without taking the CFLE exam.

Interested in getting your program approved? Learn more about CFLE Academic Program Approval.