Parenting Education & Family Life

Teacher Education Pathway Courses

Due to the highly individualized nature of the course work required for teacher licensure based on certification level and subject matter, students are asked to work with Theresa Harper, Teacher Education Pathway Advisor, to create an academic plan.  Please contact her via email at

Degrees and Certificates


HEC 201: Family Partnerships in Education

Credits 3

Introduces the study of family behavior, values, and attitudes. Covers the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on family development, including ecological systems, demographic trends, diversity, contemporary issues and public policy.

This course is designed for individuals interested in early childhood education, parenting education, and family life education.  The course addresses various family compositions issues and trends, including single parents, intergenerational families, same-sex families, families of color, immigrant families, class issues, etc.