Master's Degree - for certified FCS teachers and professionals
Evaluation and Assessment in FCS Education ProgramsIn 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 EducationStudents 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 FCSThis course is about planning and implementing occupational Family and Consumer Sciences programs in career and technical education. Course content includes cooperative education, career pathways, and work-based education.
Reading in the Content AreaThis 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 SciencesThis course provides university students participation in an ongoing research project in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
FCCLAThis 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 TechnologyThis course involves the integration of technology in the family and consumer sciences classroom focused on the National Education Technology Standards (NETS).
Administration of FCS Education ProgramsThis 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.
Adult LearnersDevelopment and administration of programs in family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on professional development, career redirection, and lifelong learning.
Critical Science Perspectives in FCS EducationThis course focuses on the special topic of critical science, both as a theoretical framework and as a practical/rational process for addressing significant and complex problems facing families. Students will explore critical science through reading and discussing published works of scholars, viewing short narrated PowerPoint lectures, and applying principles of critical science to FCSE professional practice and research.
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)This course allows students to assess how Family and Consumer Science Education professionals can impact family and community issues. Attention will be given to the role of the educator in critically examining these issues through FCS programs.
Psychology of AdolescenceThis course is a study of mental, social, and emotional development of boys and girls during the adolescent period.
Curriculum Development in FCSIn 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 FocusEnhance your career through by exploring our profession in a variety of contexts. Students will explore a wide variety of professional development experiences by utilizing local, state, national and international professional associations, as well as identifying current issues being explored in literature, public policy, in the country and your own community. Students will also recognize the importance of building a professional network in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Home Economics, government, business, and non-profit organizations. Students will explore opportunities for leadership and professional development while drawing on professional and personal experiences at the state, national and international level.
ThesisRequired or elective courses such as creative components, directed studies, practica, research and theses are available through your home university. Consult with your academic advisor about course selection and scheduling.
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