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Department of Child and Family Studies

The mission of the Department of Child and Family Studies is to prepare Early Childhood and Family Life Educators to positively transform our community and society. Our vision is that we aspire to enrich the lives of all children and families in our community and society.

During the Education Building renovation May 2023 through May 2025, we are moved to Portables M7 (main office) and M5 (faculty office). 

Early Childhood Education

We offer 100% online degrees in A.A.S. Early Childhood, B.S. Early Childhood, and B.S. Early Childhood Education (Utah Educator License preK-3), all accredited nationally, along with an MEd degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education & Care, and a minor in Child Development.

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Family Studies

Our Family Studies programs offer a 100% online B.S. degree in Family Studies, an MEd degree in Family Life Education, and a minor in Family Studies. You will be eligible to apply for national certification as a provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). 

Student Resources

Students are our priority! We offer unique opportunities and individualized support for students to succeed. Check student resources on admission, advising, coursework, scholarships, field experiences, student organization, student research, and much more.

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Laboratory Early Learning Programs

The Melba S. Lehner Children's School and the WSU Charter Academy provide quality care and education for young children infancy through kindergarten age. These two program serve as an on-campus field experience site and research lab for WSU students and faculty.


Until a new academic advisor is hired, please contact Danielle Orozco.


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Department of Child and Family Studies
1351 Edvalson St. Dept 1301 | Ogden UT, 84408-1301
Danielle Orozco | Administrative Specialist
Portable M7 (next to W5 Parking Lot, upper tier portables)

Revised 06-30-2024