Curriculum for a Teaching Field in Family and Consumer Sciences Education Grades 5-Adult
The family and consumer sciences education student is provided with experiences to increase knowledge and skill in preparation for teaching family and consumer sciences in grades 5-12.
The purposes of the family and consumer sciences program are:
To develop critical thinking skills in dealing with family concerns, issues, and problems;
To explore the role of families in society and the application of theories to enhance problem-solving abilities;
To develop a student's knowledge base and experience regarding issues that affect families using a lifespan perspective; and
To apply the ecosystem approach to the daily lives of students using family and consumer sciences curriculum to increase life satisfaction.
Upon satisfactory completion of curriculum requirements, the student is awarded a bachelor of arts degree in secondary education and must apply to the State Department of Education for vocational certification.
Students are required to take the courses listed in the Catalog under General Studies and under The Professional Studies Core for Secondary Education. See professional education course listings under Education: Professional Studies Core for Secondary Education (37 hours required). EDUC 428, Special Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences is required.