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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Option

Teach Life Literacy

The family and consumer sciences education option is for students interested in teaching family and consumer sciences subjects at the high school or post-secondary level.

Content areas include

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Apparel and Textiles
  • Interior Design and Housing
  • Personal Finance
  • Consumer Management

Completion of this option qualifies you for an Idaho secondary teaching certificate (6-12) in family and consumer sciences and usually economics, health and science (based on selected electives).

  • CTE 420: Assessment in Contextual Learning Environments (3 cr)
  • CTE 426: Occupational Analysis and Curriculum Development (3 cr)
  • CTE 484: Internship in Career and Technical Education Teaching (10 - 14 cr)
    • or AGED 498: Internship
  • FCS 105: Individual and Family Development (3 cr)
  • FCS 123: Textiles (3 cr)
  • FCS 205: Concepts in Human Nutrition (3 cr)
  • FCS 234: Infancy and Early Childhood (3 cr)
  • FCS 236: Directed Early Childhood Laboratory Experience (3 cr)
  • FCS 251: Survey of FCS Professions (1 cr)
  • FCS 270: Scientific Principles of Food Preparation (3 cr)
  • FCS 275: Experimental Foods (2 cr)
  • FCS 340: Parent-Child Relationships in Family and Community (3 cr)
    • or FCS 445: Issues in Work and Family Life
  • CTE 351/551: Principles & Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
    • or AGED 351: Principles & Philosophy of Career and Technical Education
  • FCS 428: Housing America's Families
  • CTE 464: Career Guidance and Transitioning to Work
    • or AGED 470: Proseminar in Agricultural Education & AGED 471: Senior Capstone in Agricultural Education

Select one of the following (3 - 4 cr)

  • FCS 346: Personal and Family Finance and Management
  • FCS 448: Consumer Economic Issues

Select one of the following (3 - 4 cr)

  • AGED 452: Methods of Teaching Agriculture
  • CTE 472: Teaching and Learning in Organizations
  • FCS 461: Methods & Strategies in FCS Education

Contact

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Mailing Address:
College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3082

Phone: 208-885-6587

Fax: 208-885-1071

Email: teached@uidaho.edu

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