Graduate Programs

The Department of Family Studies and Community Development offers several graduate programs at both the masters and certificate levels.

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Graduate students training to be Certified Child Life Specialists.

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 administrative positions.

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 agencies.

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.