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M.Ed. in Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Program Description

Sample plan of study

Frequently asked questions

Graduate faculty information

Admission requirements

Tuition and Fees

Contact information

 


 

Program Description

The online M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students to plan curriculum for teaching, create a physical and psychological environment for learning, engage students in the learning process, examine the relationship of diverse groups and the educational process, analyze the historical and philosophical underpinnings of family and consumer sciences, assume professional responsibilities, and apply research to practice.

The online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Family and Consumer Sciences Education program is designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a family and consumer sciences (FACS) content specialization or a related area, and are seeking initial teaching certification/licensure in family and consumer sciences. The program will offer the pedagogy (professional development) courses needed for certification/licensure. Depending on the individual’s bachelor’s degree, there will most likely be several content courses that will need to be taken as well to meet licensing requirements.  Licensing also involves state mandated tests.  Student teaching is included in this program.  Teacher certification/licensure standards vary by state, and students must meet all the requirements in the state in which they wish to become certified. These may include additional courses in the teaching specialization, testing, and other requirements. Prior to admission, students will be required to develop a certification plan based on the standards of the state in which they want to be certified.

To qualify for the master's degree, students must be admitted to the program, take the necessary course work, and meet the master's degree requirements of NDSU. The program is a 36-41 credit hour program. 

 

Family and Consumer Science Education Brochure.pdf

 

If you are interested in teaching family and consumer science, you may also be interested in our online Apparel, Retail Merchandising, and Design Undergraduate Certificate.

 

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Sample Plan of Study

Required Core Courses:

Elective Courses:

Additional Courses:

Total Credits: 36

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs will be added at a later date.

 


 

Graduate Faculty

For information about graduate faculty for this program as well as their current research interests, visit the M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education bulletin page.

 


 

Admission Information

Apply for admission

For current admission requirements, visit the M.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education bulletin page.

 

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TUITION AND FEES

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Contact Information

NDSU School of Education
Phone:701-231-7921
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Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/education/

NDSU Distance & Continuing Education
Phone: 1-800-726-1724 or 701-231-7015
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NDSU Graduate School
Phone: 701-231-7033
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Web: www.ndsu.edu/prospective/students/

 

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