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STUDENT ADMITTANCE STATUS: Not admitting students at this time

The Graduate Certificate Program in Parent Education and Family Support provides professionals working parent education and agencies providing family support with skills and knowledge in the areas of family theory, development across the lifespan, parenting, working in partnership with families, risk and resilience in children and youth, family life education.

This certificate will prepare professionals involved in the fields of parent education and family support. Given the range of career opportunities and foci, options are built into the program to allow students to tailor their program to meet their career goals while meeting all learning objectives in this Graduate Certificate Program. Students will select one course from each of three categories: Family, Development and Diversity across the Lifespan, and Risk Factors. All students will take the required course in Parenting and Family Life Education. All courses in this program are based on an ecological perspective on family, family strengths, and community-based program delivery.

UD Tuition:

The University of Delaware published graduate student tuition base rate for graduate credit in 2016-17 is $1,720 per credit hour. UD Deans may offer adjustments to students in specific programs that may reduce the per credit costs.


For more about this program contact:
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
111 Allison Hall West
Newark, DE 19716
(302) 831-8490 • Email >



College of Education and Human Development

Carol Vukelich, Interim Dean, Dean

Bahira Trask,
Department Chair

Jason Hustedt,
Graduate Director


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