The mission of Central’s Child and Family Development program is to prepare highly qualified graduates to work effectively with individuals and families in our diverse and multi-faceted society, which in turn, improves the quality of life for individuals and families. This mission will be accomplished through comprehensive curriculum rooted in sound theoretical framework and contemporary research, hands-on professional learning experiences with children and families in varied settings, strong support and valuable guidance, and leadership opportunities.
An individualized minor in Child and Family Development for a Bachelor’s Degree. This 21 credit hour concentration in Child and Family Development will focus on developmental principles and work with children and families. It will complement numerous major degree programs
The degree in Child and Family Development enables students to work with children and families in various settings. Due to the changes and diversities among modern families, there is an increasing demand for Child and Family Development Professionals. Opportunities are available in
In addition to acquiring a strong foundation for understanding development at all ages, families in their many diverse forms, students will gain hands-on experiences through courses, volunteer work, student organizations and campus activities.
UCM's Child and Family Development program is a National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator approved program