Parent and Family Education, Certificate

Certificate in Parent and Family Education (H40203C)

Program Contact
Dr. Pamela Schulze
Director, Center for Family Studies
Professor, Child & Family Development

The following information has official approval of The Department Social Work and Family Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Parent and Family Certificate” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Total Hours15


CHFD:265Child Development3
CHFD:360Parent-Child Relations3
CHFD:496Parent Education3
Total Hours9


Select 6 credits from the following: 26
Child & Family Development
CHFD:201Intimate Relationships
CHFD:255Fatherhood: Parent Role
CHFD:362Family Resource Management
CHFD:401American Families in Poverty
CHFD:404Middle Childhood and Adolescence
CHFD:440Family Crisis
CHFD:441Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years
CHFD:442Human Sexuality
CHFD:446Culture, Ethnicity & Family
Social Work
SOWK:270Diversity and Social Work
SOWK:276Introduction to Social Welfare
SOWK:455Social Work Practice with African American Families
PSYC:230Developmental Psychology
PSYC:335Dynamics of Personality
PSYC:430Psychological Disorders of Children
SOCIO:340The Family
SOCIO:412Socialization: Child to Adult
Total Hours6

Grades of C or better must be earned in the three core courses


Students must successfully complete six credits of coursework selected from the various departmental courses listed. These credits shall be chosen from departments outside the student’s disciplines.