M.Ed. in Family Education with Parent and Family Education License
A high quality credential that supports parents and families
Family is the basic building block of society—the environment where we first learn about the world, build skills for our earliest explorations, and acquire the beliefs and behaviors that can help or hinder us throughout life.
The Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) in Family Education with Parent and Family Education License recognizes this vital role and the exciting opportunity it presents to equip parents and caregivers with evidence-based tools and knowledge that will foster stronger, healthier families and children.
This degree will prepare you to design, deliver, and evaluate family-focused programs for adult learners. The fully online track fulfills requirements for obtaining a license to teach in early childhood family education programs in Minnesota.
The M.Ed. in Family Education offers:
- A 30-credit master's program with a Capstone Interview that completes the requirements for licensure. For more information view the program checklist (PDF).
Already have your license or live in an area where a license is not required? Learn more about the M.Ed. in Family Education.
Unsure which program is right for you? Learn more about these options in the Parent and Family Education program manual.
- March 1 for summer/fall admission
- October 1 for spring admission
Begin your application and learn more about the Department's specific application requirements on the "How to apply" page.
If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 612-625-2705.
Admission to the Department of Family Social Science (FSoS) is based on a review of multiple sources of information:
- A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. academic institution or foreign equivalent, evidence of strong academic preparation, and the ability and desire to perform graduate level scholarship.
- Alignment of applicant's professional goals with the Parent and Family Education program's goals to prepare practitioners to design, deliver, and evaluate educational programs for parents and families.
- Unique contributions applicant would make to FSoS values, including social relevance, collaboration, inclusiveness, excellence, innovation, and diversity.