Master of Science - Family Studies
The Family Studies degree has been designed to prepare graduate students for work with parents and families of young children. The heart of the program is a set of courses that lead to the Minnesota state Parent Educator license. In addition, students will develop skills to study parent and family issues related to early childhood family education and family studies.
Plan A Students complete thesis: 32 credits
Plan B Students complete starred papers: 36 credits.
I. Research Core: Required: Plan a 6-9 cr.: Plan B 3-9 cr.
Choose from the following courses or equivalent with advisor’s approval:
ED 615 Introduction of Research, 3cr.
CEEP 678 Introduction to Graduate Statistics, 3 cr.
CFS 621 Research Methods: Child/Family, 3 cr.
CFS 699 Thesis (Plan A only) 6 cr.
II. Child and Family Studies Core: Plan A-18 cr.: Plan B-21 cr.
CFS 521 Development of Young Children, 3 cr.
CFS 522 Families: Theories and Strategies, 3 cr.
CFS 631 Development of Infants and Toddles, 3 cr.
CFS 515 Foundations of Parent/Family Education, 3 cr.
CFS 625 Parent Education methods, 2 cr.
CFS 665 Parent Education methods Practicum, 1 cr.
CFS 635 Parenthood and Adult Development, 2 cr.
CFS 645 Working with parents in Groups, 2 cr.
CFS 666 Parent Education Group Practicum, 1 cr.
. CFS 675 Parent Education Student Teaching, 3 cr.
CFS 505 Issues and Topics in Child/Family, 1-4 cr.
CFS 605 Issues and Topics in Early Childhood & Family Studies, 1-4 cr.
III. Specialization Block: Family Studies: Plan A 8 cr.: Plan B 12 cr.
CFS 627 Home Visiting, 2 cr.
CFS 636 Fathers in Parent Education, 2 cr.
CFS 646 Advanced Group Skills in Parent Education, 2 cr.
CFS 632 Analysis of Families with Children with Disabilities, 3 cr.
Students may take equivalent courses in other departments with the approval of their advisor.
St. Cloud State University Catalog