Teach the skills needed for healthy individual or family functioning.
Skills & Knowledge
- Strong communication skills
- Knowledge of typical human development
- Good decision-making skills, positive self-regard
- Healthy interpersonal relationships
The goal of Family Life Education (FLE) is to teach these skill and knowledge areas to individuals and/or family members across the lifespan, fostering positive individual and family development toward optimum functioning levels.
FLEs empower people to apply knowledge about healthy family or relational functioning to prevent or minimize problems.
Where are Family Life Educators Employed?
FLEs have knowledge grounded in family and human sciences and are employed in a variety of settings and roles. They consider societal issues — economics, education, personal and community health, work-family issues, parenting, sexuality, and more — within the context of the family and other relevant systems. FLEs believe issues such as substance use, domestic or interpersonal violence, unemployment, debt, and child abuse or neglect can be more effectively addressed from a perspective that considers individuals and families as part of larger systems.
M.S. in Human Sciences — Family Life Education: 39 hours (minimum)
Human Sciences Foundation Courses
Family Life Education Courses
Practicum or Thesis Courses