The Department of Family Studies and Community Development offers several graduate
programs at both the masters and certificate levels.
M.s. in Child Life, Administration and Family Collaboration
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
M.A. in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service
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.
Graduate Certificate in Family-Professional Collaboration
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
Graduate Certificate in Holocaust Education
Education about the Holocaust, both as an historical event and its ongoing ramifications
for contemporary society, is a national priority requiring nuanced training for educators
around the country.
Graduate Certificate in Jewish Communal Service
If you are interested in pursuing a career within the Jewish community, this certificate
can help you gain the skills you need for a range of leadership positions.
Graduate Certificate in Jewish Education
This graduate program provides you with the knowledge and tools to embark on a career
as an educator in formal or informal Jewish educational settings.
The department now offers a combined B.A./M.A. in Family Science and Leadership in
Jewish Education and Communal Service. The program is designed to allow students to
complete the undergraduate and graduate degrees in 5 years. Learn more about the new B.A./M.A. program.