You’ll complete an internship class during your senior year designed to provide pre-professional
experiences and mentoring in real-world settings so you can apply the knowledge and
skills you've learned.
As part of your internship, you’ll complete 150 hours of work related to your studies,
and will be placed at churches, government agencies, local or state-wide human service
organizations, private-sector organizations, nonprofit agencies or schools.
You have the opportunity to become certified as a Family Life Educator through the
National Council on Family Relations, or fulfill some of the requirements for certification
as an Early Childhood Interventionist, by taking specific courses in our degree plan.
A number of conferences are held on campus each year, where you can learn about the
latest research, share your own ideas and gain new perspectives.
The Leaders in Family Education student organization provides professional development
opportunities, options to attend seminars and conferences and chances to participate
in community service projects.
Many of our courses provide you with a variety of observational or hands-on practical
experiences through service learning and volunteer opportunities with community or
university organizations such as UNT’s Kristin Farmer Autism Center, the Texas HIPPY
Center and the UNT Child Development Laboratory.