Martha Herndon


| Family and Consumer Sciences


"The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide that your problems are your own.  You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president.  You realize that you control your own destiny."

Albert Ellis


Careers Related to Child and Family Studies

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The University of Tennessee at Martin


Child Care (family- or center-based, profit or not-for-profit, business sponsored)

Child Care Training, Licensing, Assessment, Technical Assistance

Community Service Agencies

Child Abuse Prevention

Child Life Specialist

Child and Adult Protective Services

Churches and Related Organizations (Youth and Children’s Education)

Coordinated School Health Programs

Community Developmental Services for adults with Disabilities

Community Education and Health Programs (such as Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, after school care)

Community Mental Health or Counseling Programs

Community Agency Worker (human services, children’s services, health         department, and others)

Early Childhood Educator (outside or within public school systems)

Early Intervention Teacher for Children with Disabilities

Early Intervention Service Coordination

Elder Care and Services (Recreation, programming, activities)

Extension Service (FCS Adult and Youth/4-H)

Family Resource Centers

Family Life Education (marital preparation, parent education, etc.)

Family Literacy Programs

Foster Care Training and Assessment (public and private agencies)

Head Start and Early Head Start Head Start

Military Child Care and Family Services

Parent Education (child abuse prevention, divorce education, court ordered           parenting classes, etc.)

With Advanced Degrees:

Master’s Degree:                                                                Ph.D.:

Community College Teacher in CFS            College/University Professor in CFS

Community Counselor (MS in Counseling)   Extension Specialist  or Leader        

Grant Writer                                              Researcher/Principle InvestigatorMarriage and Family Therapist  (MS in Counseling)

Program Director/Coordinator 

Family Mediation

Martha Herndon, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, The University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238    731-881-7112 (