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Current graduate students at UT now have the opportunity to become certified in working with international children and families.

The Department of Child and Family Studies now offers a 12-hour graduate certificate in international children, youth, and families to graduate students in any UT program.

Former UT student Lauren Bader collects data in the Gamo-Dorze highlands in Southern Ethiopia for her dissertation research in child and family studies.

The program is for students wanting to develop knowledge and skills necessary for studying and working with children, youth, or families from diverse cultural backgrounds both internationally and in the United States.

Candidates for the certificate must be admitted to a graduate program at UT or hold a terminal degree and be admitted to the Graduate School. Course work for the certificate must be completed within a five-year period.

A minimum 3.5 GPA must be earned in all certificate courses. For further information about the program, contact Hillary Fouts.


Tyra Haag (865-974-5460,