In 1413-1414 A.H, the college started with its inauguration as a middle college, and one of its departments was the Department of Home Economics and Art Education. Students graduated with a diploma degree in teaching to the primary stage. In 1421-1422 A.H, the college was transformed into the College of Education for Female Teachers, and the Department of Home Economics and Art Education was renamed Home Economics Education. Female students graduated with a bachelor's degree in education. In 1431-1432 A.H, the academic program of Family Education was accredited with Educational Preparation as a new academic program replacing the Department of Home Economics.
The Department of Family Education seeks to foster magnificent values derived from the university's objectives and mission, as it contains a great deal of knowledge, science and arts.
The society is in urgent need of the Department of Family Education, since the department provides all necessary needs of individuals, society and family in daily and social life. That is, the department enables its female students to bear responsibility, to do freelance work, to be able to manage private projects that serve the society, and to be a productive person in order to attain the Kingdom's vision and ambitions regarding university graduates.
The department includes various specializations and consists of four educational fields: Nutrition and Food Science; Clothing and Textiles; Housing and Management; and Art Education. These four aspects represent all necessities of the family to attain a prestigious social life characterized with originality and modernity. Hence, the department aims to upgrade and promote the status of the family, since it is considered to be the nucleus of society, along with keeping the national identity, which is clear in the activities of the female students.
Dr. Ashwaq Ibrahim Rajab Abu Teira