Master's Degree - Option A - initial teacher certification

Fall 2021 Course Information
History and Philosophy of FCS Education

Course Description
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.

Sheree Moser
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Rethinking Home Economics: Women and the History of a Profession
Edited by Sarah Stage and Virginia B. Vincenti
Edition: 1997
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Stir It Up: Home Economics in American Culture
Megan J Elias
Edition: 2010
Publisher: University pf Pennsylvania Press

The Palace Thief
Canin, E.
Edition: 2006
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

The Emperor's Club
Edition: 2003
Publisher: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, UNL Graduate Studies will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  For undergraduate students in the ECEMS program, Kaelie Kellner will email students with information and instructions for accessing UNL classes. Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


Palace Thief, a short story by Ethan Canin and/or the Emperors Club, the film based on the book. The story is published in a book by the same name (New York: Picador, 1994). Both the book and the film (Universal pictures, 2002) are available at and other bookstores. It may also be available in some Libraries, including the University of Nebraska-Lincoln library.

University Members
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Headshot photo of Janice Edwards smilingIn addition to the flexible learning environment and knowledgeable faculty, another benefit that’s been a pleasant and unexpected surprise are the meaningful connections I have made with other students from all over the country. Not only have I had the opportunity to learn from their distinct experiences and individual perspectives related to development, but there are classmates that I now consider to be friends and have even had the privilege of meeting in person.

– – Janice Edwards, Community Development Student,
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