Program Overview

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Parent Education is designed to prepare individuals to enter the family life education with a focus on parent education. Students at a paraprofessional level may seek employment opportunities in adoption and foster care, crisis intervention programs, social service agencies (both private and State/local government), and other child and family, community-based organizations.

This program is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of parent educators and other professionals working with children and families. Such professionals might include: social workers, school social workers, guidance counselors, teachers of health and family living courses, counselors, and case workers at child welfare agencies or County Boards of Social Services.

The total number of credits required for this certificate is 19. This program will explain the function and nature of families within the context of the social system and family life cycle perspective, explain the function and nature of families within the context of the social system and family life cycle perspective, compare and contrast parenting practices that reflect the cultures that created them, compare and contrast parenting practices that reflect the cultures that created them, and identify the consequences of cultural stability and cultural change on the development of children.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses within the program.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Rio Salado College is a community college located in Tempe, Arizona that was originally founded in 1967 as one of the 10 Maricopa County community colleges. Since 1996, the school has offered online classes and, starting in 2006, a majority of the courses have been transferred online. The school is recognized as a leader in Higher Education with specialization in distance learning and online education. Part of the mission of Rio Salado is to aim to transform the experience of learning through offering students choice, access, and flexibility; customized high quality learning designs; and personalized services and organizational responsiveness.

    RSC offers online programs, certificates, academic certificates, and associate's degrees. Online education is one of the most prominent academic programs at the college. 

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