Human Environmental Studies - Family Studies
Southeast’s Family Studies program is an accredited Certified Family Life Educator program. The National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) oversees that our program includes coursework which follows the standards and criteria needed for students to become Provisional Certified Family Life Educators. For more information visit the NCFR website. http://www.ncfr.org/
Southeast’s Family Studies program is strongly focused on integrating theory, research, and practice. It encompasses a wide range of family structures, dynamics and functions with an emphasis upon the development of interpersonal skills and professional practice. The Family Studies program prepares students for a variety of positions in social service, government, and education that focus on families or family members at all stages of the life continuum.
Southeast’s Family Studies program operates three state-licensed centers: Hoover Center (senior adults), University School for Young Children, and the Horizon Enrichment Center (developmentally disabled young adults). As a Family Studies student, you will be trained in these centers to work with a wide variety of populations and have the opportunity to work part- time or volunteer in these centers.
You will be offered “real world” experiences in the Family Studies program through placement in agencies and programs serving young children and parents, pregnant teens, senior adults, low- income families and the community.