Extension Education

As a family studies major at Weber State University, you’ll gain the skills in working with families and youth needed for careers in extension education. Upon graduation, you’ll become a qualified family life educator and eligible to apply for your Provisional Certification as a Family Life Educator through the National Council on Family Relations (www.ncfr.org).

Why choose WSU to prepare for an extension education career?

  • Weber State University’s family studies program has been an NCFR-approved program since 1997.
  • Our family studies curriculum covers Family Systems Theory and other theories to prepare you for a career in extension education.
  • Extension education positions often call for a master’s degree, and our program exceptionally prepares you for graduate studies in family science. These often take on degree names such as human development and family science, child and family services, and family, consumer and human development.
  • The community-based service-learning opportunities available in the family studies program prepare our students by giving them experience in the community as educators and service workers. For example, our students are currently helping with couple and relationship education classes and parenting classes in the Weber and Davis Counties.
  • The current extension educator in Weber County is a graduate of our family studies program. Many of our students complete their practicum with this office.

The family studies program has a strong faculty that is enthusiastic about engaging with you. We are committed to helping you reach your goals in our program.