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Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies (FCEdS)

200 |300 |400 |Graduate Courses |

(Administrated by the Department of Apparel, Educational Studies and Hospitality Management.)

www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/fceds/

Grace Kunz, Interim Chair of Department
Distinguished Professors (Emeritus): Fanslow, Moyer
Professors (Emeritus): Anderson, Beavers, Brun, Cowan, Crabtree, Smith, Williams
Professors (Emeritus): Amos, Ebert
Associate Professors: Gentzler, Hausafus
Assistant Professors: Keino
Assistant Professors (Adjunct): Kruempel
Instructors (Adjunct): Fratzke

Undergraduate Study

The program offers one curriculum for the bachelor of science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies. Students in the curriculum choose one of three options, Teacher Licensure, Communications, or Professional Studies. Graduates of the teacher licensure option teach in general, vocational, and occupational programs of family and consumer sciences in middle, junior, and senior high schools. Graduates of the Communications option have a broad-based knowledge of family and consumer sciences and the ability to communicate in a global and technologically changing society. They are able to plan, develop, creatively present and evaluate information. Graduates of the Professional Studies option pursue individualized career goals in family and consumer sciences that apply integrative knowledge of family and consumer sciences in diverse careers for global settings.

Admission to all three options is initiated in the course FCEdS 206. In addition, students in Teacher Licensure follow program and university procedures for admission to the university teacher education program. This program option is approved by the Iowa Department of Education for the preparation of vocational family and consumer sciences teachers. Every teacher licensure student must meet the performance outcome standards for teacher licensure. Designated performance indicators (DPIs) for these standards will be assessed in all required Curriculum and Instruction (C I) courses and FCEdS 206, 306, 403, 413, and 417. For additional teacher education requirements, see Teacher Education.

Graduates in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies have a broad understanding of individual and family well-being. Graduates apply knowledge of family and consumer sciences content in global professional settings. They use research findings to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Due to the integrative and synergistic nature of family and consumer sciences, graduates address and act on complex problems confronting individuals, families, and communities.

Opportunities are available for obtaining a minor from other programs through careful selection of elective credits and consultation with an adviser. For example, students pursuing the Communications and Professional Studies options are encouraged to consider obtaining a minor in journalism and mass communications or in one of the subject matter areas of family and consumer sciences such as family finance, housing, and policy. They also are encouraged to enhance their program by electing additional courses in an area of business. Students in the Teacher Licensure option may choose to add an additional endorsement such as health education or coaching.

The program offers a minor in family and consumer sciences education. The minor is earned by successfully completing 15 credits including FCEdS 206, 306, 415, and 418. See program for details.

Communication Proficiency Requirement: C or better in Engl 150 and 250.

Graduate Study

The program offers work for the degrees master of science, master of education, and doctor of philosophy, each with the major, family and consumer sciences education. The M.S. degree requires a thesis; the M.Ed. degree requires a creative component; the Ph.D. requires a dissertation. Minors are available. The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Leadership Academy provides opportunity for completion of a graduate degree through condensed summer courses and distance education delivery. For additional information see http://www.aeshm.hs.iastate.edu/academy/.

Programs for advanced degrees with a major in family and consumer sciences education are tailored to fit the educational background, experience, and professional goals of the student. Areas of study provided by the department include program planning, curriculum, evaluation, research methods, supervision and administration, international education and development, and teacher education. Opportunities are available for strengthening one's background in subject matter in other programs in the College of Human Sciences.

Students who complete a graduate program are professional family and consumer sciences educators and teacher educators who foster program planning, implementation, and evaluation at state, national, and international levels. They are producers and disseminators of research and scholarship in family and consumer sciences education and are leaders in programs and services for clientele in diverse settings.

Courses open for nonmajor graduate credit: 415.

Courses primarily for undergraduate students

FCEdS 102. Learning Community Seminar. Cr. R. Repeatable. F.S. Learning Community seminar for Human Sciences entering transfer students. Group social and professional activities. Satisfactory-fail only.

FCEdS 110. Orientation. (1-0) Cr. 0.5-1. F.S. Orientation to the university, the college, and the college curricula. Adjustment to the university; discussion of student responsibilities; interpersonal, critical thinking, and study skills; and management of time and energy. Development of a long-term curriculum plan. Satisfactory-fail only.

FCEdS 206. Professional Roles in Family and Consumer Sciences. (2-3) Cr. 3. F. Historical development of family and consumer sciences. Overview of various roles in professional settings, e.g., community agencies, secondary schools, business and industry, Cooperative Extension. Completion of a 20-hour practicum in an educational setting.

FCEdS 214. Electronic Learning Portfolios. (0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Development of an electronic learning portfolio. Selection, reflection and demonstration of evidence of achievement of program outcomes. Satisfactory-fail only.

FCEdS 223. Development and Guidance in Early Childhood, Ages Birth through 8. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Typical and atypical development from birth through eight years of age. Development and guidance within the contexts of the family, program, and society. Guided observation of physical, motor, cognitive, communication, social, and emotional development.

FCEdS 280L. Pre-Student Teaching Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (0-2) Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S. Laboratory experience in foods, textiles and human development in family and consumer sciences secondary programs. Observation of family and consumer sciences laboratories in foods, textiles and human development. Planning, implementing, managing and assessing laboratory lessons in family and consumer sciences.

FCEdS 306. Educational Principles for Family and Consumer Sciences. (2-2) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: 15 credits in family and consumer sciences subject matter; enrollment in Sp Ed 450. Principles of teaching and learning applied to family and consumer sciences content. Instructional methods appropriate for formal and nonformal educational settings. Specific strategies for diverse audiences. May be used for family life certification.

FCEdS 318. Occupational, Career and Technical Programs. (Dual-listed with 518). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: 206 and 400 hours work experience in a family and consumer sciences related job. Planning and implementing programs in occupational family and consumer sciences including FCCLA. Impact of selected legislation on family and consumer sciences programs. Techniques for cooperative education, school-to-work, and work-based education programs. May be used toward Multi-Occupation Cooperative endorsement.

FCEdS 403. Student Assessment for Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: Enrollment in 413. Philosophy of student assessment. Development and critique of tests and authentic assessment tools to measure cognitive, affective, and psychomotor learning. Procedures for grading, interpreting, and reporting assessment data. Verify 40 hours of experience in public school setting.

FCEdS 413. Curriculum Planning for Family Life and Vocational Family and Consumer Sciences. (2-3) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 306. Philosophy of vocational education. Curriculum development in family and consumer sciences programs for school settings. Accommodating exceptional learners. May be used for family life certification.

FCEdS 415. Program Planning and Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 15 credits in Family and Consumer Sciences subject matter. Program development principles including needs analysis, planning, instruction, promotion, evaluation, grant writing and reporting. Approaches appropriate for diverse groups. Environmental and cultural conditions affecting programs. Nonmajor graduate credit.

FCEdS 417. Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences. Cr. 3-8. Repeatable. F.S. Prereq: 413, 24 credits in family and consumer sciences subject matter, cumulative grade point of 2.50, full admission to teacher education. Supervised teaching experience in secondary schools. Examination of ways to implement actions that reflect a professional philosophy of family and consumer sciences for teaching middle and high school level students. Reservation required.
A. Vocational family and consumer sciences. Cr. 8.
B. Family and consumer sciences. Cr. 3 to 8.

FCEdS 418. Supervised Experiences in a Professional Setting. Cr. 3-8. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 24 credits in family and consumer sciences. Supervised professional experience in an approved setting such as Cooperative Extension, business, community, human service, or government agency. Reservation required.
A. Communications. Prereq: 415, 24 credits in family and consumer sciences.
B. Professional Studies. Prereq: 421, 24 credits in family and consumer sciences

FCEdS 424. International Study Abroad Seminar. (Dual-listed with 524). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Orientation to study abroad program considering topics related to country and location; travel arrangements and preparation for study abroad; on-site fieldwork and academic experiences in an international setting.

FCEdS 460. Integrative Approaches in Family and Consumer Sciences. (1-0) Cr. 1. S. Prereq: senior classification in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies. Seminar on ways professionals work across disciplines to address contemporary social issues that affect individuals and families. Methods to initiate public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Transition from student to professional role.

FCEdS 490. Independent Study. Cr. arr. F.S.SS.
A. Adult Education
C. Curriculum
D. Evaluation
E. Cooperative Extension
G. General
H. Honors
I. International
K. Occupational Education
N. Leadership and Human Relations
P. Special Needs/Mainstreaming
R. Vocational Education
S. Technology and Distance Education

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduate students

FCEdS 500. Short Course: Current Family and Consumer Sciences Offerings. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences or education.
A. Adult Education
B. Supervision and Administration
C. Curriculum
D. Evaluation
E. Teacher Education
F. Occupational, Career and Technical Education
G. General
H. Research Methodology
I. International Education
J. Middle Level Education

FCEdS 501. Trends, Issues and Public Policy. (3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable. Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences or education. Discussion of current topics affecting the family and consumer sciences profession.

FCEdS 504. Intellectual Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences Leadership. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification. Exposure to a variety of selected readings that provide an intellectual foundation and framework for the family and consumer sciences profession. Connects the historical and philosophical structure of the profession with perspectives leading to innovative professional action.

FCEdS 506. Curriculum Development in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Analysis and development of family and consumer sciences curriculum related to philosophy, design and adaptability within public education programming as influenced by subject matter, professional, national and state educational standards and legislation.

FCEdS 507. Program Development in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. SS. Prereq: Professional experience in family and consumer sciences or related area. Application of principles of program development to formal and nonformal educational settings, e.g., secondary school family and consumer sciences programs, training positions in business, Cooperative Extension, human services agencies.

FCEdS 508. Models for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. S. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences. Selecting teaching strategies and instructional materials based on theories of learning and human development that reflect a professional philosophy of family and consumer sciences. Application to formal and nonformal educational settings with diverse audiences.

FCEdS 511. Research Methods. (3-0) Cr. 3. F. Prereq: Graduate classification. An overview of diverse research approaches focusing on methods for collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Critique of research reports and development of research proposals.

FCEdS 515. Assessment in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. S., offered 2008. Prereq: Introductory statistical and program development skills. Role of assessment in family and consumer sciences education programs. Planning and constructing test items and other assessments of school and nonschool learning.

FCEdS 518. Occupational, Career and Technical Programs. (Dual-listed with 318). (2-0) Cr. 2. S. Prereq: 400 hours work experience in a family and consumer sciences related job. Planning and implementing programs in occupational family and consumer sciences including FCCLA. Impact of selected legislation on family and consumer sciences programs. Techniques for cooperative education, school-to-work, and work-based education programs. Critique of national occupational competency standards. May be used toward Multi-Occupation Cooperative endorsement.

FCEdS 519. Reflective Human Action Leadership. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Examination of the meaning and qualities of reflective human action. Analysis of the roles that reflective human action plays in society, the profession, and family life. Critically and imaginatively address social needs, identify meaningful leadership opportunities and engage in worthwhile actions that benefit individuals, families and communities.

FCEdS 520. Supervision in Family and Consumer Sciences Programs. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: Professional experience or 6 credits in family and consumer sciences. Examination of change, communication and leadership theories as related to supervision. Application of conferencing techniques, observation skills, and performance evaluation to professional leadership positions in educational settings.

FCEdS 521. International Perspectives of Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences. Examination of family and consumer sciences from an international perspective; focus on the roles and responsibilities of women in development. Application and adaptation of content to working with families in other countries and cultures. Student participation in cultural activities and critique of international research articles.

FCEdS 524. International Study Abroad Seminar. (Dual-listed with 424). Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Orientation to study abroad program considering topics related to country and location; travel arrangements and preparation for study abroad; on-site fieldwork and academic experiences in an international setting. Individually-developed research project on a topic related to study abroad.

FCEdS 579. Educational and Critical Science Perspectives of Family and Consumer Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: Graduate classification. Examination of social issues within a family and community context from a critical science perspective. Application of critical thinking, diverse perspectives, and reflection to family and social issues. Analysis of family and consumer sciences philosophy, theory, and research to current social issues.

FCEdS 590. Special Topics. Cr. arr. Repeatable. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences or education.
A. Adult Education
B. Administration
C. Curriculum
D. Evaluation
E. Teacher Education
F. Occupational, Career and Technical Education
G. General
H. Research Methodology
I. International Education
J. Educational Gerontology
K. Leadership and Human Relations
L. Special Needs
M. Family Life Education
N. Human Sexuality
O. Technology
P. Supervision
Q. Family/Individual Health
R. Consumer Education
S. Distance Education
T. Professional Communications

FCEdS 593. Workshop. Cr. 1-3. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: 6 credits in family and consumer sciences or education. Concentrated group study of new developments in family and consumer sciences education. Sections offered will vary from year to year.

FCEdS 599. Creative Component. Cr. arr. Prereq: 9 graduate credits in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Courses for graduate students

FCEdS 601. Advanced Philosophical Critique of Professional Issues. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. A critical science examination of current topics affecting the family and consumer sciences profession. Concentrated group study with implications for action. Critical science approach applied to current topics, issues, and public policy. Group examination and exposure to various components of a contemporary problem within a global context.

FCEdS 607. Curriculum Theory and Philosophy in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 507 or curriculum development experience. Integration of philosophies of education and family and consumer sciences into an operative philosophy of curriculum development. Study of various curriculum theories and approaches to curriculum development.

FCEdS 610. Seminar. Cr. 1. Repeatable. F.S.SS. Prereq: Graduate classification. Exploration of trends and issues in the profession. Satisfactory-fail only.

FCEdS 611. Program Evaluation in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: 511, 515. Application of program evaluation approaches and models to family and consumer sciences programs. Standards for program evaluation.

FCEdS 618. Coordination of Educational Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences. (2-0) Cr. 2. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 520. Approaches to coordination of family and consumer sciences programs in adult education, extension, state department of education, and teacher education. Study of undergraduate programs in family and consumer sciences education, observation and participation in undergraduate courses, and practicum experience.

FCEdS 620. Theories of Administration in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2008. Prereq: Professional Experience. Review of administrative theory; application to family and consumer sciences programs with emphasis on higher education. Administrative leadership roles and their interrelationships. Consideration of current issues.

FCEdS 626. Advanced Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-0) Cr. 3. Alt. SS., offered 2009. Prereq: 511. Examination of various modes of inquiry used to conduct research in educational and social arenas culminating in development of a research project. Empirical/analytic, interpretive and critical/post-modern inquiries in relation to human context will be discussed.

FCEdS 699. Research. Cr. arr. Repeatable.