Family and Consumer Sciences Education

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Certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Debra Price, Certificate Program Coordinator
Park Central Office Building, Room 117; Phone 417-836-8995
DebraPrice@MissouriState.edu

MSU's Title IV Federal Financial Aid, for this certificate, is pending final approval of application to Department of Education. Check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.

Program description

The certificate in family and consumer sciences education provides a 15 hour graduate-level experience for educators and those working with community organizations who are interested in family and consumer science (FCS) education. The program provides for the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for understanding and implementing FCS content and resources for all educators. The certificate is designed to provide a foundation for integrating hands on learning into the FCS classroom. Through course-based activities from various FCS content areas, students will be prepared to develop curriculum, lead student organizations, and continue professional development opportunities.

Admission criteria

A grade point average of 2.75 is required for admission.

Required courses - 15 hours total

Required core - 12 hrs
Course code Course title Credit hours
FCS 715 Child and Family Development Instruction in the Middle & High School 3 hrs
FCS 720 Advanced Curriculum Development for Family & Consumer Sciences Programs 3 hrs
FCS 725 Career and Technical Education Leadership 3 hrs
FCS 600 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 hrs
Electives - 3 hrs
Course code Course title Credit hours
FCS 600 Issues in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 hrs
FCS 701 Supervision of Student Teachers in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 hrs
  Any other related course approved by certificate advisor 3 hrs