Master's Degree - for certified FCS teachers and professionals

Core Courses

Evaluation and Assessment in FCS Education Programs

In this course, students learn procedures for appraisal of individual growth and achievement in all subject areas in family and consumer sciences. Students learn development of evaluative instruments for cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning and interpretation of data in the evaluation of various types of family and consumer sciences programs.

History and Philosophy of FCS Education

Students learn historical, philosophical, and legislative bases of family and consumer sciences education. Course content includes the role of family and consumer sciences in secondary schools and other educational settings.

Occupational Programs in FCS

Reading in the Content Area

This course introduces students to the relevance and need for incorporating reading and developing reading skills in middle and high school classrooms. Students in this course learn how to use a variety of materials in the classroom, including textbooks, literature, Internet resources, and media, to help secondary students, grades 8-12, learn family and consumer sciences information.

Research Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences

This course provides university students participation in an ongoing research project in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

FCCLA

This course is an introduction to the national student organization Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) and its programs. This course is for new advisors and college students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) teacher preparation programs. Topics include history and philosophy of FCCLA, chapter affiliation and governance, educational and service related projects, integrating FCCLA activities with the FCS curriculum, and publicizing and promoting FCCLA.

Teaching FCS with Technology

This course involves the integration of technology in the family and consumer sciences classroom focused on the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).

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Administration of FCS Education Programs

This course focuses on administration as it relates to Family and Consumer Sciences Education programs. Topics include roles and functions of administration, unique characteristics of educational organizations and implications for educational leadership, historical and theoretical perspectives of administrative practices, traditional and contemporary theories of leadership, leadership styles in educational settings, ethics and leadership, leadership processes, and the implications of current issues on educational leadership.

Techniques of Supervision (of Student Teachers)

This course will cover the philosophy, responsibilities, and techniques of supervision of student teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences classrooms and other learning environments.

Elective Courses

Critical Science Perspectives in FCS Education

Education in a Pluralistic Society (Multicultural Education/Human Relations)

This course focuses on educational practices and policies for people from historically oppressed groups in the U.S. foundations of multicultural education. Students discuss contemporary educational issues within the context of multicultural and cultural diversity and critique curricular materials and resources promoting a multicultural perspective.

Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom (Special Education)

In this course, student learn about legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individualized Education Program; strategies for teaching and evaluating; and managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the secondary school.

Family Issues & Social Action (Public Policy)

Psychology of Adolescence

This course is a study of mental, social, and emotional development of boys and girls during the adolescent period.

Curriculum Development in FCS

In this course, students examine concepts, philosophies, and strategies that influence curricular decisions in Family and Consumer Sciences programs for secondary schools, colleges, universities, and extension programs. Students also examine trends affecting Family and Consumer Sciences programs.

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Profession in Focus

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Program Summary
Cost per credit hour:

Summer 2017: $545
2017-2018: $565

38–41 Hours


36 Hours

University Contact
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Karen Murie
Theresa Ireland
Leslie McClure Myatt
Lisa King
University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

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