Sep 29, 2023  

MDiv Family Life Emphasis

The Family Life Education emphasis offers studies linking theology, research, and theory with education, practice and policy formation to better understand and serve families. Students are provided with specialized education and training in family research, biblical principles, and best practices to equip them to strengthen and avert problems in the lives of individuals, couples, families, and parents across the lifespan.

Total number of credits needed for this emphasis - 12 credits

Other Considerations or Prerequisites

The following course is a prerequisite for this emphasis:

·         EDPC520 – Psychological Development – The Life Span (or equivalent)

Courses in Family Life Education emphasis are taught as one-week intensives during the summer as well as full semester courses through the academic year.

This emphasis makes MDiv students eligible for provisional certification with the Association of Adventist Family Life Professionals (AAFLP).  Further, it may lay the foundation to pursue, in the future, a DMin Family Ministry Concentration and/or provisional CFLE (Certified Family Life Educator) status with the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).

For More Information Contact:

Department of Discipleship & Religious Education

Beatriz Velasquez, Administrative Assistant

N210, Telephone:  (269) 471-6186

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