University of Tennessee, Chattanooga Program Receives CFLE Approval

Univ TN Chattanooga

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

This program at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga provides a foundation for students interested in the well-being of children, families, and society in general, thereby allowing graduates to make a difference in the lives of future generations. The scope of the major reflects genuine concern with and advocacy for political and systemic change. The bachelor's degree is a support to graduate work in family therapy and more. Learn more about their program.

Five undergraduate programs and one graduate program renewed their CFLE status. The undergraduate programs include: Central Washington University, Child Development & Family Science; Michigan State University, Human Development & Family Studies; Southeast Missouri University, Child & Family Studies; University of North Texas, Human Development and Family Studies; and Warner Pacific University, Human Development & Family Studies; the graduate program includes: Educational Psychology at the University of North Texas.

More than 140 degree programs at universities 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.