The Department of Family Studies and Community Development offers several graduate programs at both the masters and certificate levels.
This program provides advanced education for Certified Child Life Specialists (CCLS) currently working in the field and for those students seeking CCLS certification. This program has broad curriculum that engages students through applied research, with a focus on family collaboration and preparation for Child Life management and administrative positions.
A program to prepare students for careers as professional leaders for the Jewish community with a combination of leadership training, communal service and practical field experience. Through a choice of two concentrations, Education and Communal Professional, the program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines courses in leadership, education, non-profit management, communal service, Judaic studies and an internship experience tailored to each student.
An interdisciplinary graduate program designed to enhance the education and subsequent practice of professionals working in school, health and community settings. A focus on family-professional relationships has evolved into an important area of competency for educators, related school personnel and practitioners in health care and community agencies.