A Focus in Child and Family Services Degree

(46 credit hours)

Develop the skills to better advocate for young children and families impacted by the legal system. In this concentration, you will learn how the law and legal policies affect your work with, and on behalf of, children and families.

This concentration focusing on child and family studies is an academic partnership with Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Civitas ChildLaw Center. The graduate degree’s concentration courses are offered through the ChildLaw Center.

The Child and Family Policy concentration prepares you to seek the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-6, through the Entitled Route. To earn the credential, you will need to complete the appropriate Gateways application and provide documentation of your academic and professional experiences. Requirements, timing and related costs may vary.