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  • This presentation explores the benefits and steps to become a Certified Family Life Educator.
  • As students and professionals in the Family Science field, the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) is your professional home. NCFR is the only organization that certifies family life educators.
  • The principles upon which family life education were founded still hold true today. Family life educators strengthen families through education, communication, and prevention.
  • This section describes the ten core content areas that make up Family Life Education
  • The 10 Family Life Content Areas make up the criteria for the Certified Family Life Educator designation. Sub-content areas are provided as examples in the next ten slides. They are listed to provide you with an idea of the scope of each content area; you are not expected to have background in each of these sub-content areas.
  • Content area #1 Families in Society- An understanding of families and their relationships to other institutions, such as the educational, governmental, religious, and occupational institutions in society.
  • Content area #2 Internal Dynamics of Families- An understanding of family strengths and weaknesses and how family members relate to each other.
  • Content Area #3 Human Development over the Life Span- An understanding of the developmental changes of individuals in families throughout the life span. Based on knowledge of physical, emotional, cognitive, social, moral, and personality aspects.
  • Content area #4 Human Sexuality- An understanding of the physiological, psychological, and social aspects of sexual developmental changes of individuals in families throughout the life span, so as to achieve healthy sexual adjustment.
  • Content Area #5 Interpersonal Relationships- An understanding of the development and maintenance of interpersonal relationships.
  • Content Area #6 Family Resource Management- An understanding of the decisions individuals and families make about developing and allocating resources including time, money, material assets, energy, friends, neighbors, and space, to meet their goals.
  • Content Area #7 Parent Education and Guidance- An understanding of how parents teach, guide and influence children and adolescents.
  • Content area #9 Family Law and Public Policy- An understanding of the legal definition of family and laws which affect the status of family.
  • Content area #9 Professional Ethics- An understanding of the character and quality of human social conduct, and the ability to critically examine ethical questions and issues.
  • Content Area #10 Family Life Education Methodology- An understanding of the general philosophy and broad principles of family life education in conjunction with the ability to plan, implement, and evaluate such educational programs.
  • The career opportunities for FLEs are vast.
  • Family life educators are prepared to work with individuals and families in varying capacities. FLEs have specific training in family systems and development that enables them to bring a family perspective to their chosen career, regardless of the employment sector.
  • FLEs work in different capacities in various settings.
  • Becoming a Certified Family Life Educator has many benefits.
  • There are two ways to become certified.
  • The Abbreviated Application Process saves you time and money because this school has already had your course work approved.
  • When applying through the Abbreviated Process applicants simply fill out the checklist by ticking the courses that they took at their college. The Abbreviated Application Process is less time consuming, less expensive, and applicants can apply anytime!
  • This next section will describe how to plan for certification.
  • Certification is easy through the Abbreviated Process; however, early planning is essential. Take a few minutes to go to www.ncfr.org to look at their site. It will enable you to plan your program and download all of the required forms.
  • In order to qualify for the abbreviated application process, graduates must: Complete the specified course or courses under each of the ten family life substance areas. Applicants must receive a grade of C or better in each NCFR-approved course in order to receive credit for a course. NCFR does not accept audited courses . No more than two substitute courses are allowed (see “Course substitutions” below). Complete the application within two years of graduation. Applicants wishing to apply more than two years after graduation must provide evidence that course content was the same as that of the current courses approved by NCFR.
  • Application materials: Graduates using the abbreviated application process must submit: 1) Application form. 2) O fficial transcript showing degree completion. 3) Checklist of approved courses (and substitute course syllabi if necessary). 4) Application fee.
  • These next few slides cover some frequent questions. Some graduates will have completed courses prior to NCFR approval of the program or been unable to take all required courses because of scheduling conflicts or course availability. In these instances, NCFR will allow graduates to substitute up to two non-approved courses and still qualify for the abbreviated application format. Substitute course(s): Can be from the approved school or from another institution. Must have been completed within five years of the graduation date. Must cover required content covered in the substance area.
  • Applicants wishing to substitute a course need to: Indicate on the program checklist which course he or she did not complete and list the name and course number of the substitute course. Include the syllabus for the substitute course. If a syllabus or outline is not available, the applicant may submit a letter from the professor describing the course content and verifying that the content is similar to that of the NCFR-approved course. If the substitute course was taken at a different school, include an official transcript showing course completion of the substitute course. Submit a brief description of how the substituted course covered the required content.
  • Applicants wishing to substitute a course need to: Indicate on the program checklist which course he or she did not complete and list the name and course number of the substitute course. Include the syllabus for the substitute course. If a syllabus or outline is not available, the applicant may submit a letter from the professor describing the course content and verifying that the content is similar to that of the NCFR-approved course. If the substitute course was taken at a different school, include an official transcript showing course completion of the substitute course. Submit a brief description of how the substituted course covered the required content.
  • Plan ahead to avoid these frequent mistakes.

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  • © 2009 National Council on Family Relations
    • National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) sponsors the only program to certify family life educators.
    • FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION (FLE) is the educational effort to strengthen family life through a family perspective.
    • The objective of family life education is to enrich and improve the quality of individual and family life.
    • Family Life Education emphasizes processes to enable people to develop into healthy adults and to realize their potential. FLE helps people work together in close relationships and facilitates the ability of people to function effectively in their personal lives and as members of society.
    • While various professionals assist families, it is the family life educator who incorporates a family-systems, preventive and educational approach to individual and family issues.
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    • Families & Individuals in Societal Contexts
    • Internal Dynamics of Families
    • Human Growth & Development over the Life Span
    • Human Sexuality
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Family Resource Management
    • Parent Education and Guidance
    • Family Law & Public Policy
    • Professional Ethics & Practice
    • Family Life Education Methodology
    • Marital choice
    • Cross-cultural and minority families
    • Kinship
    • Changing gender roles
    • Demographic trends
    • Historical issues
    • Work-family relationships
    • Societal relations Structures and functions
    • Cultural variations
    • Dating
    • Courtship
    • Internal social processes
    • Communication
    • Conflict management
    • Normal family stresses
    • Family crises
    • Special needs in families
    • Prenatal
    • Infancy
    • Early and middle childhood
    • Adolescence
    • Adulthood
    • Aging
    • Reproductive physiology
    • Biological determinants
    • Aspects of sexual involvement
    • Sexual behaviors
    • Sexual values and decision-making
    • Family planning
    • Sexual response
    • Influence on relationships
    • Self and others
    • Communication skills
    • Intimacy
    • Love
    • Romance
    • Relating to others
    • Goal-setting & decision-making
    • Development & allocation of resources
    • Social environment influences
    • Life cycle and family structure influences
    • Consumer issues and decisions
    • Parenting rights and responsibilities
    • Parenting practices/processes
    • Parent-child relationships
    • Variation in parenting solutions
    • Changing parenting roles over the life cycle
    • Family and the law
    • Family and social services
    • Family and education
    • Family and the economy
    • Family and religion
    • Policy and the family
    • Ethics of Professional Practice
    • Formation of values
    • Diversity of values in pluralistic society
    • Examining ideologies
    • Social consequences of value choices
    • Ethics and technological change
    • Planning and implementing
    • Evaluation
    • Education techniques
    • Sensitivity to others
    • Sensitivity to community concern
  • In Family Life Education
    • Family life educators work with individuals and families in varying capacities. They have specific training in family systems and development that enables them to bring a family perspective to their chosen career, regardless of the employment sector.
    • State, federal, & local government
    • Nonprofit and for-profit organizations
    • Social services
    • Health promotion
    • Military family support
    • Parenting education
    • Faith communities
    • University and colleges
    • Extension
    • Entrepreneur
    • Counseling
    • Communication
    • Business
    • Education
    • Practice - teaching, education, program or curricula development,
    • Administration - leadership or management, organizing, coordinating, and
    • Promotion - public policy, lobbying, advocating for system change and awareness.
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    • Increases credibility as a professional by showing that the high standards and criteria needed to provide quality family life education have been met
    • Validates experience and education
    • Adds credibility to the field by defining standards and criteria needed to provide quality family life education
    • Recognizes the broad, comprehensive range of issues which constitutes family life education and expertise in the field
    • Acknowledges the preventive focus of family life education
    • Provides avenues for networking with other family life educators both locally and nationally
    • Quarterly newsletter, Network , and a Directory of Certified Family Life Educators
    • Access to CFLE listserv
    • Certification offers the opportunity to attend special CFLE meetings and events
    • Completion of the CFLE Exam
    • Abbreviated Application Process
    • Because NCFR has already approved your school’s course work in the 10 content areas, you qualify to apply using the Abbreviated Application certification process which saves you time and money!
    • Those who did not graduate from an NCFR-Approved program need to complete the CFLE Exam
    • 150 multiple-choice questions
    • Offered multiple times each year
    • For Full Certification - $250 for NCFR members; $350 for non-members
    • For Provisional Certification - $175 for NCFR members; $275 for non-members
    • Graduates of NCFR-approved programs
    • do not need to take the CFLE exam.
    • Graduates of NCFR-approved academic programs can apply for Provisional Certification through the Abbreviated Application process.
    • Each NCFR-approved program has a checklist of pre-approved courses.
    • Graduates complete the checklist and submit it along with the application and an official transcript showing degree completion and the application fee
  •  NCFR Content Area Approved coursework at Montana State U-Bozeman 1. Families & Individuals in Societal Contexts HDCF 263 – Relationships and Family Systems, AND HDCF 464 – Gender, Social Class, and Family Diversity 2. Internal Dynamics of Families HDCF 263 – Relationships and Family Systems 3. Human Growth and Development HDCF 160 – Human Development: Conception Through Adolescence, AND HDCF 360 – Human Development: Adult and Aging 4. Human Sexuality HDHL 240 – Human Sexuality 5. Interpersonal Relationships HDCF 263 – Relationships and Family Systems, AND HDCF 319 – Theories and Skills for Helping Relationships 6. Family Resource Management HDCF 437 – Managing Work and Family, AND HDCF 338 – Personal and Family Finance 7. Parent Education and Guidance HDCF 440 – Parenting 8. Family Law and Public Policy HDCF 425R – Family Law and Public Policy 9. Professional Ethics & Practice HDCF 474 – Senior Seminar: Professional Issues Field Experience, OR EDSD 413 – Professional Issues 10. Family Life Education Methodology HDCF 447 – Family Life Education 11. Internship/Practicum (minimum 3 semester credits and 120 clock hours) HDCF 474 – Senior Seminar: Professional Issues Field Experience, OR EDSD 459 – Methods of teaching FCS, AND HDCF 335 - Program Planning, AND, EDSD 410 – Student Teaching
    • Checklist
    • Official transcript
    • Submissions welcomed year-round
    • Apply within 2 years of graduation
    • $100 fee for NCFR members; $125 for non-members
    • Provisional Certification is intended for applicants who have met the academic requirements of the CFLE designation.
    • Provisional CFLE’s upgrade to Full Certification status once they can document a specified amount of work experience in family life education.
  • Degree Type Provisional Full Bachelor’s Master’s or Ph.D. Family Degree from an NCFR-approved Program earned within the past two years Complete Abbreviated Application Process Complete Abbreviated Application Process & document FLE work experience by completing the FLE Work Experience Summary form Document at least 3,200 hours FLE work experience to qualify for Full Certification Document at least 1,600 hours FLE work experience to qualify for Full Certification
    • You save $$! It is less expensive and less time intensive to apply under the Abbreviated process!
    • Submissions welcomed year-round
    • Provisional CFLEs can upgrade to Full Certification after earning work experience in family life education
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    • Congratulations! You have completed the first step to certification. You are attending an approved school.
    • Here’s how to apply -
    • 1. Access NCFR’s website – ncfr.org
    • 2. Under How to Become a CFLE , select Application Process
    • 3. Click on Abbreviated Application
    • 4. Print the Abbreviated Application Directions and Application Form
    • 5. Go to Academic Program Approval
    • 6. Locate your state and school and click on the checklist for your school.
    • 7. PRINT the checklist
    • Consult the checklist as you plan your coursework within your major.
    • Submit:
    • An Official Transcript Showing Degree Completion
    • A Completed Checklist
    • The Application Fee
    • NCFR allows for TWO Substitutions
    • Substitutions MUST cover required content area (e.g. Infant Development is not an acceptable substitute for an aging class in Content Area #3)
    • Remember:
    • When substituting classes, always submit the class syllabus and a brief description of how the class met the content area.
    • If the substitution course was completed at a school other than the approved school, submit an official transcript showing completion of the course.
    • NCFR accepts transferred classes from both approved and non-approved schools. However, these courses would be counted as substitutions and would follow the substitution requirements. You must provide an official transcript for the transfer classes if it was taken at another school
    • Submitting a photocopy of an official transcript) rather than the O FFICIAL TRANSCRIPT
    • Submitting a transcript that does not show DEGREE COMPLETION .
    • Substituting more than 2 classes.
    • Not providing a syllabus for a class being used as a substitution for an approved class
    • Not being an NCFR member
    • (Being a member saves you money)
    • On Behalf of NCFR Staff, all CFLE’s, and the general NCFR Membership, we Welcome YOU to your Professional Home.
    • Please feel free to contact Maureen Bourgeois at NCFR for any of your questions, concerns, or comments. Maureen can be reached at [email_address]
  • © 2008 National Council on Family Relations