Have a heart for parents and children in challenging circumstances? Consider a career in parent education.
Would you enjoy leading workshops or teaching parenting classes? Interested in facilitating parent education for families in crisis? Would you like to promote healthy parenting practices?
Parent education is delivered through multiple formats. Maybe you enjoy public speaking or teaching, and you’d like to lead classes or interactive workshops. Perhaps you’d like to write a book, author articles, or publish web copy on parenting topics. You may be a therapist who wishes to specialize in parenting best practices or helping parents through difficult times.
Hospitals, childcare facilities, preschools, churches, schools, media outlets, and a wide range of parent support service agencies (adoption, foster care, and custody-related agencies) hire parent education professionals to do the following:
Not interested in working for an organization? Many parent educators work independently. The field of parent education offers a wide variety of job opportunities and environments.
The following are job titles commonly held by graduates of our program:
Interested in learning more about a specific job within the field of parent education? Learn more about working as a parent educator here.
It is expected that you have deep knowledge of early childhood development, family dynamics, foundational principles of interpersonal relationships, and social services. Most employers expect you to have an associate’s, baccalaureate, advanced degree, or certificate. A graduate degree or certificate in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences equips you with the skills and credentials necessary to succeed in this field.
You already know you want to help parents and children. Get the credentials you need to get hired.
Jumpstart your career in parent education with a master’s degree or certificate in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences from NC State.