Childhood Education and Family Studies

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Work with kids and families

Teach, empower and support others. Make a lasting impact as you prepare them for the life ahead.

Build your skill-set while in school. Grow as an educator and advocate through student teaching, research and service work.

You’ll be ready to inspire the next generation.

Undergraduate programs

Select a major that matches your career goals. Discover where you can go as an expert educator. 

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Major

Child and family development

Work with kids and families in different settings.

Alumnae Jessica Ridder and Laura Snelson teaching students at Sherwood Elementary
Major

Early childhood education

Teach newborns up to 3rd grade.

Student teacher Bryce Wilson teaching elementary class
Major

Elementary education

Become an elementary school teacher.

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Major

Family and consumer sciences

Teach life skills and day-to-day needs.

Certificates

Explore undergraduate certificates

Add extra specialization to your major.

Already have a major?

Minor

Child and family development

Consider a child and family development minor.

Minor

General family and consumer sciences

Consider a general family and consumer sciences minor.

Graduate programs

Advance your career with a master's degree or certificate.

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Master's

Child life studies

Comfort kids who have illness or injury.

Adult reading to young kids
Master's

Early childhood and family development

Help others grow, prosper and thrive.

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Master's

Early childhood special education

Teach students with special needs during their formative years.

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Master's

Elementary education

Stand out as an elementary school teacher.

Family and consumer sciences teacher working with students in classroom.
Master's

Family and consumer sciences emphasis

Have expertise in teaching FCS.

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Certificates

Explore graduate certificates

Gain specialized training and skills.

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