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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The family and consumer sciences education (FCSE) program at North Dakota State University has been approved by the State Board for Career and Technical Education for the preparation of family and consumer sciences teachers. The FCSE program is a versatile major due to the preparation of the student as both an educator and a family and consumer scientist.

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The Program

As an educator, the FCSE graduate is prepared to guide a variety of teaching-learning situations. Since education is a people-centered profession, the program focuses on characteristics of various learners or clients, learning principles and different applications of the teaching-learning process. A wide range of strategies for working with individuals or groups is included. Hands-on experience is provided throughout the program to develop the teaching skills learned in classes.

As a family and consumer sciences educator, the FCSE student is prepared with a comprehensive subject matter background. Courses from all areas of family and consumer sciences are included in the program. This contributes to the versatility of the major since the broad range of knowledge may be applied to a wide variety of settings.

A graduate of the FCSE program is qualified to teach family and consumer sciences classes in occupational or non-occupational programs, adult programs, or to serve as an extension educator.

The FCSE program meets the standards set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Thus, graduates are readily employable throughout the United States.

Student Teaching

Student teaching is the culmination of the teaching program. Students have the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills acquired in college courses under the supervision of an experienced family and consumer sciences educator.

Career Opportunities

Since the FCSE education major has preparation across all areas of family and consumer sciences, a wide variety of career opportunities in the field is possible. Graduates pursuing a career in teaching become employed in both traditional and nontraditional teaching situations. Settings include teaching in middle, junior and senior high schools and secondary vocational centers. Other career options include employment as consultants in teaching family and consumer sciences at the elementary school level or serving as family and consumer sciences teachers for special education students. Teachers of adult programs work with various agencies and local school districts offering adult enrichment, continuing education, evening and summer classes, and programs for special groups such as parents, senior citizens and migrant workers. Graduates also are employed by the Cooperative Extension Service, utility companies, health and human service agencies and retail establishments.

In addition, graduates are employed in business, industry, government service and public agencies. The capacity in which our graduates serve in these fields varies. Some are employed as family and consumer scientists to contribute specific knowledge, while others are employed to provide educational services and information dissemination to consumers about products, services or facilities of different companies and agencies. Others have become involved in promotion and distribution.

Career opportunities may be enhanced through careful selection of elective courses. Another major or minor offered through the College of Human Development and Education or a major from another teaching field is encouraged.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Information about various loans, grants, general scholarships and employment is available through the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships or One Stop. Scholarships ranging from $300 to $1,000 are offered to outstanding freshmen with financial need through the College of Human Development and Education. Additional academic scholarships also are available each year for returning students.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Plan of Study

Please note this is a sample plan of study; actual student schedules will vary depending on start year, individual goals, applicable transfer credit, and course availability. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor on a regular basis to review degree progress and customize their own plan of study.

First Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

MIS 116 Business Use of Computers

3

COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

ENGL 110 College Composition I

4

ENGL 120 College Composition II

3

HD&E 189 Skills for Academic Success

1

HDFS 341 Parent-Child Relations

3

HDFS 135 Family Science

3

MATH 104 Finite Mathematics

3

HDFS 230 Life Span Development

3

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology

3

PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

17

 

15

Second Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

ADHM 155 or 101 Apparel Construction and Fit or Beginning
     Apparel Construction

3

ENGL 358 Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences

3

CHEM 117 Chemical Concepts and Applications

3

H&CE 469 Housing Education and Issues

3

CHEM 117L Chemical Concepts and Applications Lab

1

HDFS 242 Couples, Marriages and Families

3

EDUC 321 Introduction to Teaching

3

HDFS 357 Personal and Family Finance

3

H&CE 232 Philosophy and Policy

3

HNES 141 Food Sanitation

1

HNES 200 Principles of Nutrition

3

HNES 217 Personal and Community Health

3

Complete Praxis Core Academic Skills Exam

 

Apply to the School of Education

 

 

16

 

16

Third Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

ADHM 366 Textiles

3

ADHM 316 History of Interiors II

3

EDUC 322 Educational Psychology

3

ADHM 410 Dress in World Cultures

3

H&CE 467 Advising Family, Career, and Community Leaders
     of America

3

EDUC 451 Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment

3

HDFS 186 Consumer and Society

3

H&CE 468 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer
     Sciences I: Techniques

3

HNES 261 Food Selection and Preparation Principles

3

HDFS 462 Methods of Family Life Education

3

HNES 261L Food Selection and Preparation Principles Laboratory

2

 

 

17

 

15

Fourth Year

Fall

Credits

Spring

Credits

EDUC 486 Classroom Management for Diverse Learners

3

H&CE 483 Student Teaching Seminar

1

EDUC 489 Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds

3

H&CE 487 Student Teaching

9

Gen Ed Science & Technology/Gen Ed Global Perspectives

3

H&CE 488 Applied Student Teaching

3

H&CE 482 Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences
     II: Professional Practices

3

 

HDFS 475 Children and Families Across Cultures

3

 

Apply for Student Teaching

 

 

Complete Praxis PLT Exam

 

 

Complete Praxis II Content Exam

 

 

 

15

 

13

Total Credits: 124

View NDSU equivalencies of transfer courses at: www.ndsu.edu/transfer/equivalencies

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or

Dani Kvanvig-Bohnsack, Academic Advisor
College of Human Development and Education
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