Child & Family Studies

You want to help others, influence change in society, and mold the next generation of learners. Earning a degree from the Department of Child and Family Studies at Southeast Missouri State means you'll be doing just that. Students learn the science behind human development, the dynamics of interpersonal relationships, the stages of a child's development and learning, and so much more. From day one, you'll be immersed in hands-on learning experiences in and out of the classroom, developing technical and interpersonal skills to prepare you for a career right after graduation. Don't let life pass you by. Study it.

Department of Child and Family Studies News

    CAEP Accredits Southeast Teacher Preparation Programs

    Southeast Missouri State University’s teacher preparation programs have been granted national accreditation at the initial licensure level by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Accreditation Council of CAEP met April 29 and made the announcement last week. “I appreciate your commitment to excellence in educator preparation accreditation,” wrote Dr. Christopher Koch, [...]

    136 Southeast Students Presenting Projects at Annual Student Research Conference

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Mareea Gaines of Edwardsville, Illinois, plans to illustrate the global effects of coral bleaching at the annual Student Research Conference April 17-18 in the University Center Ballroom. Gaines, a psychology major, says the conference is an excellent way to gain research experience and to build her public speaking skills. She [...]

    Internationally Renowned Gerontology Expert to Present Keynote at Gerontology Conference

    Dr. John Morley, an internationally recognized expert in gerontology, will be the keynote speaker at the “A Bold New Path to Disrupt Aging: A Gerontology Conference for Professionals” May 3 in Cape Girardeau. Morley is the Dammert Professor of Gerontology and director of the Division of Geriatric Medicine, both at Saint Louis University Medical Center. [...]

    Local Elderly Adults Find Support, Services at Southeast’s Hoover Center

    For 86-year-old Edith Prater of Jackson, Missouri, having a place to spend her day with other senior adults is a highlight for her. “I really enjoy being here,” she said. “I get up in the morning and do stuff all day.” Prater is a client of  Southeast Missouri State University’s Hoover Center, a facility offering [...]


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