Oct 04, 2023  
University Catalog 2019-2020 
University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in The Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence (GC/DDVI)

CIP Code = 422802

The Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences in partnership with the School of Human Ecology offers a 12-hour Graduate Certificate in the Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence. The certificate is an on-line program designed to foster the development of skills related to domestic violence issues or contact with victims, their families, or perpetrators of domestic violence. Students are required to complete four of the following five web-based graduate courses: PSYC 411 G, PSYC 556 , FCS 521 , PSYC 589  and FCS 571 . Students are required to register for EDCI 598  before the deadline for registration in the quarter they are scheduled to complete their final certificate course. Substitution of coursework is accepted if preapproved by adviser, department head, and director of graduate studies.

Program Completion Requirements: Program Specific

All College of Education Programs

  • Completion of all coursework on Plan of Study with minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Application for Graduation posted by University deadline.
  • Satisfactory performance on a written Comprehensive Examination or culminating electronic portfolio.


  • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) students are required to satisfactorily complete:
  • A professional portfolio during the first quarter of internship;
  • A program culminating assessment EDCI 593: Tchr Wrk Sample (Tws)E-Portfolio  and
  • All Louisiana teacher certification requirements, including the application for a teaching certificate.

Dynamics of Domestic & Family Violence Certificate Curriculum

Total: 12 SCH