Challenging ... stimulating ... rewarding... Family and Consumer Sciences Education students are prepared for a personally satisfying profession working with diverse individuals and families in an educational setting.
Students become competent in communicating ideas and helping diverse students learn and grow. Students learn to teach a wide variety of subjects, including foods, nutrition and culinary art;, child development; family relationships, family financial management and personal finance; housing and interior design; textile, clothing and design; critical thinking reasoning and intellectual skills.
Combining a knowledge of education, adolescent development and teaching processes with an understanding of individual and family development and family systems, students can earn a degree and become licensed teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences for grades 6-12.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education supports the development of strong teachers for Nebraska schools. The Department of Child, Youth and Family Studies prepares future teachers to plan and conduct educational programs for individuals and families. They are prepared to engage in many other forms of activities, such as supporting or supervising families in real life settings.
Professionals work as teachers in private and public schools or extension. They can also serve in educational or preventative roles in human service agencies serving individuals and families.
UNL Points of Distinction
- Students have the opportunity to complete their practica/student teaching experiences in high quality schools, teaching at the middle/junior high and high school levels.
- Strong advising helps students with their academic program and potential careers.
- The program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE: http://www.ncate.org/).
- Students can participate in nationally recognized professional organizations, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS: http://www.aafcs.org/) and the National Education Association (NEA: http://www.nea.org/), and have opportunities to attend local, state and national meetings.
- Faculty collaborate closely with area schools and the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE: http://www.education.ne.gov/) officials to provide the most up-to-date programming.
This program prepares students to meet the requirements for the Nebraska Secondary Teaching Certificate with an endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences. Possible careers include:
- Public School Teacher
- Private School Teacher
- Educator in Business, Industry or Human Service Agencies
- Extension Educator
FCS Education Faculty
Sheree M. Moser, Assistant Professor of Practice, has primary responsibility for the coursework required for the Family and Consumer Sciences career path.
Other interests include: First Year Teacher Mentoring and Support; Lighthouse Nutritious Cooking Class; Faculty Advisor for AAFCS Student Affiliate.