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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Human Development and Family Science


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Sharon Ballard, Chair, RW 122 Rivers Building

The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Science is to educate future leaders and professionals to enrich the wellbeing of individuals, children, families, and communities through innovative teaching, research, service and community engagement. 

The department offers programs that prepare students to work with children and families in educational, governmental, community, and child health fields.

Students interested in teaching young children can choose the birth through kindergarten program, which results in licensure to teach in NC public schools or in private centers. Students interested in teaching middle school or high school can choose the family and consumer sciences program, which results in licensure to teach middle grades or high school in NC public schools. Students complete course work in partial fulfillment for teacher licensure in family and consumer sciences education or birth-kindergarten teacher education from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Students interested in working with families in community, governmental, and family services programs may consider the family and community services program and choose family studies. Students interested in working with agencies that provide education and services to young children such as early intervention, Head Start, developmental day, and exceptional children programs may consider the family and community services program and choose child development. Students complete course work in partial fulfillment of the family life education certification from the National Council on Family Relations, the infant-toddler program personnel certification from the NC Department of Health and Human Services.

Programs

    Bachelor’sMinor

    Courses

      Child Development and Family RelationsFamily and Consumer SciencesFamily and Consumer Sciences Banked Courses

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