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Department of Career and Technology Education

Grinstead 120
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4452
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Chair



Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

Four-Year Plan

 

The Family Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) program at the University of Central Missouri has over 100 years of tradition in preparing outstanding teachers for the classroom! The FCSE degree prepares students for certification in Missouri to teach Family Consumer Sciences from birth to 12th grade - meaning they can work in preschool, middle/high school settings, adult enrichment, and continuing education centers.

 

FCSE/Fashion Unit Mission Statement

 

The mission of the UCM Family Consumer Science Unit aligns with the university effort to prepare students for success through the dissemination of knowledge that promotes teaching, scholarship and service.

 

The FCS Unit is accredited through the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and is recognized for innovative curriculum that encompasses the scope of the FCS Body of Knowledge and prepares students for careers in the program areas of:

 

In addition, the Family and Consumer Sciences Unit promotes an enriched lifestyle for individuals and families by preparing them to become better citizens within the community and global society. The framework for these programs is structured to promote lifelong learning through leadership, scholarship and service. Students are encouraged to be caring and compassionate individuals in a diverse and sustainable environment that recognizes behavioral and technological changes evolving over the lifespan. Read more about our AAFCS Accreditation Program.

 

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FCSE Concentration Area Mission

 

The mission of family and consumer sciences education is to prepare students for family life, work life and career in family and consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes and behavior needed for:

 

The FCSE program at the University of Central Missouri has been approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MoDESE) and meets the standards for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

 

Career Opportunities

 

There is a continued demand for graduates of this program. Nearly one-third of the occupations expected to experience the largest growth in Missouri during this decade are related to family and consumer sciences.

 

The FCS Education graduate will be certified to teach students from birth to 12th grade. Graduates can be employed in both traditional and nontraditional classroom settings that include middle, junior and senior high schools and secondary career and technical centers. In addition, graduates can serve as family and consumer sciences consultants at elementary-level, teach adult enrichment courses or continuing education classes for special groups such as parents, senior citizens and migrant workers. Graduates can also be employed by the Missouri Cooperative Extension Service, government agencies, health and human services, and retail institutions.

 

The local Association for Family and Consumer Sciences is a vital part of the program. Members participate in a wide variety of activities that give leadership opportunities at the local, state, national and international levels. Students gain personal and professional skills by the involvement of many campus and community service projects.

 

Unit Mission Statement & Goals

 

The Family and Consumer Sciences Unit promotes an enriched lifestyle for individuals and families by preparing them to become better citizens within the community and global society. The framework for these programs is structured to promote lifelong learning through leadership, scholarship and service. Students are encouraged to be caring and compassionate individuals in a diverse and sustainable environment that recognizes behavioral and technological changes evolving over the lifespan.

 

The FCSE Unit seeks to:

 

UCM FCSE Graduates will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

 

Scholarships

 

In addition to more than $4 million in merit-based scholarships and awards presented annually to UCM students by the university, the College of Education offers a number of awards specifically for education majors. There are multiple scholarships for which FCSE students are eligible.

 


FACS Program