Family Consumer Science

Graduate Programs

Description

This certification program provides the professional who already has a teaching degree or who is working on a graduate teaching degree with the necessary courses to meet the MN standards for teacher licensure in Family Consumer Science Education for grades 5-12.   Credits may be transferable to a degree graduate program or utilized by current teachers for teaching contract lane changes. The certificate meets the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) standards for 18 graduate credits in-discipline for individuals who hold a master's degree and are seeking to expand their education to teach FCS courses at a community or technical college.

Note: Requirements related to teaching licensure are subject to change as new rules governing program approval are adopted by the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) for the state of Minnesota.  

Certificates

Program Locations Major / Total Credits
Family Consumer Science Education GC
  • Online
25 / 25

Policies & Faculty

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Admission for Family Consumer Science Graduate Certificate

This certification program provides the professional who already has a teaching degree or who is working on a graduate teaching degree with the necessary courses to meet the MN standards for teacher licensure in Family Consumer Science Education for grades 5-12. Credits may be transferable to a degree graduate program or utilized by current teachers for teaching contract lane changes. The certificate meets the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) standards for 18 graduate credits in-discipline for individuals who hold a master's degree and are seeking to expand their education to teach FCS courses at a community or technical college.

Prospective students should submit their application through the Minnesota State University's College of Graduate Studies and Research webpage using the GradCAS system. The Department of Family Consumer Science requires applicants to have achieved the following.

  1. Applicants should have a 3.0 overall GPA; however, lower GPA will be considered
  2. Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  3. Completed graduate studies application
  4. Official college transcripts 

Please see the Graduate Studies website for the Family Consumer Science, Graduate Certificate. 

Contact Information

B-102 Wiecking Center

(507) 389-2421
http://ahn.mnsu.edu/fcs/

Faculty

500 Level

Credits: 3

An analysis of culturally diverse family systems in America; emphasis on relationships within the family and with the larger community across the family life cycle.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The course is a study of development through the family life cycle. Emphasis on developmental interaction and family systems concepts.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Examination of how adolescents' development are affected by their relationships with their parents and with their peers.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An examination, analysis, and application of the impact of law, public policy, and ethical principles on family life.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

In-depth study and practice of nutrition assessment techniques. Students will use findings to determine nutritional needs and make nutritional diagnoses.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

.This course is designed to examine and explore the major concepts in nutrition, food preparation, handling, and storage for individuals and families. Includes global food sources and the cultural and political aspects of food and nutrition and how they impact communities.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

This course will evaluate design as it relates to the function and aesthetics found in diverse homes, clothing and other consumer goods.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

An advanced nutrition course in the function and interaction of nutrients in metabolic processes. Contains a nutrition research component and research case study, focusing on metabolism in persons selected by the student.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The role and influence of dietetics in society, nutritional assessment and care plans, dietetic principles applied to normal and malnourished states. Case-based approach.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Food, quality, safety, formulation, processing, preservation, and biotechnoogy are explored. Original food science experiments are planned, executed, interpreted, and presented using appropriate scientific techniques.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Study of nutritional needs of pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and adulthood. Experience in group dynamics in providing nutritional education to a target population.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The pathophysiological, nutrient assessment, planning, and counseling aspects of biliary, surgical, endocrine, cardiovascular, and renal conditions. Case-based approach.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

The system approach to analyzing family situations to make decisions and correlate resources in the resolution of family managerial problems. Emphasis on the application of managerial skills to lifestyle situations: young-families, elderly, special needs, singles, and low income.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Application of economic theories and models that serve as the foundation for research in consumer economics. Course readings will cover theories along with empirical applications.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2

Philosophy and objectives of adult education in family consumer sciences with emphasis on informal teaching-learning environments; procedures for planning and developing programs with an advisory committee; and teaching experiences with the adult learner. F (every year), S (even-numbered years)

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Application of theory and practice for career and technical education programming.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

A systems perspective on parent-child relationship. This course covers parent-child issues during the stages of human development. It also focuses on special needs children and families, cross-cultural issues, and family violence. Emphasis is on research and theory and parenting education strategies. F

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3-4

A scheduled work assignment that will include on-site experiences with parents in early childhood family education.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 2-3

Topics announced as offered. May be repeated.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

A scheduled work assignment with supervision in private business, industry, and government agency appropriate to each area of concentration.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-6

A scheduled work assignment with supervision in private business, industry, and government agency appropriate to each area of concentration.

Prerequisites: none

600 Level

Credits: 3

Students will learn about the structures, dynamics, and diverse features of families in the US. Course material will address the reciprocal nature of relationships between family and community, the effects of social change, and technological advances on families by taking into account cultural and ethnic considerations. The social aspects of sexual development of children, adolescents and adults will be addressed.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3

Using a population health management perspective, students will gain a strong foundation in the science of nutrition as medicine and the application of nutrition in prevention in coordination with the healthcare team.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-4

Opportunity for independent study with guidance of graduate faculty.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-3

Analysis of curriculum trends in family consumer science programs including vocational education programs. Application of curriculum development principles. (V)

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1

This course will explore theory, concepts, and procedures required for Family Consumer Science educators to prepare them for incorporating experiential education in child development and family studies; foods and nutrition; clothing and textiles; housing; consumerism; and independent living when teaching students in grades 5-12.

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-2

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 1-5

Prerequisites: none

Credits: 3-6

Prerequisites: none