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 theresa.harper@oregoncoastcc.org.

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

HEC 140 : Introduction to Family Life Education

Introduces an overview of the field of Family Life Education (FLE). Covers theory, methods, and contexts of family life education, including family diversity, sexuality education, and parenting education.

This course is designed for individuals interested in early childhood education, parenting education, and family life education.

Credits

3

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify major principles and theories in Family Life Education (FLE).
  • Understand the various contexts in which Family Life Education is practiced.

HEC 201 : Family Partnerships in Education

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.

Credits

3

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify the major concepts and issues facing contemporary families.
  • Understand families and their relationships to other institutions, including educational and occupational systems.
  • Use an understanding of the structures, functions, and cultural variations of families in early childhood education and human service settings.
  • Interact, communicate, and work with diverse families in a variety of contexts.

HEC 212 : Parent-Child Relations

Introduces the social, developmental, and cultural nature of parenting. Covers parent-child relationships in social contexts, the work of parenting, and issues facing contemporary parents and children.

This is an elective course designed for students completing the EEFS degree, while also providing an accessible, interesting, and relevant course to students who are seeking to meet their professional development requirements in early childhood education, parenting education, family life education, family service work, and/or those who want to learn more about parent-child relationships.

Credits

3

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify major concepts, issues, and theories in parenting and family relationships.
  • Understand the dynamics of parent-child relationships from birth to adolescence.

HEC 226 : Child Development

Basic theories, research and principles of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Includes observation and classroom processes.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

  • Articulate normal growth and development using theories and principles of child development
  • Express verbally and in writing how culture, environment and heredity influence children's development