Family & Consumer Science Education

History and Philosophy of FCS & Career & Tech Ed (3 credits)
History, mission, philosophy, and development of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) and career and technical education.  Societal context for families and communities.  Impact of selected legislation on family and consumer sciences programs.

Occupational Programs in FCS (3 credits)
Planning and implementing occupational FCS programs in career and technical education.  Focus on cooperative education, career pathways and work-based education.

Exceptional Learners in the Secondary School Classroom (3 credits)
Legal and ethical requirements for educating exceptional learners; identification, referral, and placement procedures; development and use of the Individual Education Program; strategies for teaching and evaluating; managing the academic and social behaviors of a range of exceptional and other at-risk learners in the secondary school.

Education in a Pluralistic Society: Foundations and Issues (3 credits)
Educational practices and policies for people from historically oppressed groups in the US.  Foundations of multicultural education.  Discussion of contemporary educational issues within the context of multicultural and cultural diversity.  Critique of curricular materials and resources promoting a multicultural perspective.

Psychology of Adolescence (3 credits)
Mental, social and emotional development of boys and girls during the adolescent period.

Reading in the Content Area (3 credits)

Teaching FCS with Technology (3 credits)

FCS Methods I (3 credits)
The analysis and development of curriculum and methods of teaching FCS in the context of the National Standards for FCS Students, the National Standards for Teachers of FCS and the standards for the state in which the candidate will teach.  This course will include learners and the learning environment; program leadership; beginning instructional strategies; FCCLA; curriculum development; integration of technology in the FCS classroom; and assessment.

FCS Methods II (3 credits)
This course will address the application of theories of learning and human development in selecting teaching strategies and instructional resources for FCS.  This course will include long range planning, classroom management, laboratory management, assessment, and program evaluation, marketing/public relations, FCCLA, and models of teaching.

Practica (two at 1 credit each)
{Note: Practica are concurrent with FCS Methods I & II}
Development and implementation of teaching plans in supervised school grades 7-12.  Observation of the effectiveness of classroom management practices.

Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences (10 weeks minimum) (9 credits)
Actual experience in the teaching of Family and Consumer Sciences.  [Ten weeks minimum] of supervised student teaching experience.  One middle levela nd one high school experience required.

Research Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences (3 credits)
Participation in an ongoing research project in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

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