FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 20, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW meets standards for Certified
Family Life Educator designation
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women has met the standards
and criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator
(CFLE) designation from the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR).
MUW’s program includes appropriate course work for each of the 10 family
life substance areas required for the CFLE designation.
Graduates of MUW now qualify to complete an abbreviated CFLE application
process, which will save them time and money.
“We are pleased to be able to meet the standards for national
certification in family life education. This achievement strengthens the
family studies program and provides the students with a clear identity
of the major as a profession,” said Dr. Deborah C. Bailey, assistant
professor of family studies in the Division of Education and Human
Sciences. “Just as MUW has played a historical role in the development
of education for women, family studies, with a rich tradition in home
economics, moves the tradition forward by establishing itself as an
academic discipline grounded in social research and dedicated to
improving the lives of families through life-skill education.”
The 10 substance areas include families and society, internal dynamics
of families, human growth and development, human sexuality,
interpersonal relationships, family resource management, parent
education, family law and public policy, ethics and family life
CFLE designation recognizes a broad, comprehensive range of issues
constituting family life education. It acknowledges the preventive focus
of family life education and assures that the designate has met or
exceeded the high standards and criteria needed to provide quality
family life education.
The NCFR, a member-funded, nonpartisan educational and professional
organization, is in its second half-century of service to family