Stephen F. Austin State University

Child Development and Family Living

Child Development and Family Living Major

CDFL provides an in-depth understanding of growth, change and development of children, adults, family and integrates a life-span, multicontextual, and family systems approach. This knowledge base has proven to be essential for professional careers and service-oriented professions.

The following are areas that our courses highlight:

Degree Plan

Course descriptions are found in the SFASU General Bulletin. Specifically, review information associated with the College of Education.

R.O.A.D. Map

The R.O.A.D. Map (Real Opportunities to Attain Degree) was designed to assist students throughout their educational career to ensure they are on a path to success.

R.O.A.D Map 2014

For More Information

If you are interested in pursuing a professional career associated with our CDFL program, please to contact the

School of Human Sciences directly at 936.468.4502 or one of our current faculty members:

Dr. Marie Saracino

Professor, Co-Program Coordinator

Dr. Lisa Mize

Associate Professor, Co-Program Coordinator

Dr. Tara Newman (Currently on Leave of Absence)

Associate Professor

Dr. Shelia Lumar

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jennifer Newquist

Visiting Assistant Professor

Give to SFA!

Considering giving back to SFA's Child Development and Family Living Program?

Any interested party can do so by directly visiting Give to SFA. Step 1: Select other and specifically note School of Human Sciences CDFL Program. Step 2: Enter specific amount to be donated and any specific information such as apply to CDFL Excellence Fund. Step 3: Enter appropriate contact information.