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South Dakota State University    
 
    
 
  Nov 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Human Sciences (M.S.) - Family and Consumer Sciences Education Specialization


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Program Contact/Coordinator
Nicole Graves, Lecturer
Department of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership
Wenona Hall 108, Box 507
605-688-5039
E-mail: nicole.graves@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/teaching-learning-and-leadership

Program Information
There is a strong demand for family and consumer sciences teachers and education professionals nationwide.  Through the online Great Plains IDEA program, graduates will earn a Master’s of Science in Human Sciences with a specialization in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Students in the program develop skills in planning curriculum, creating physical and psychological learning environments conducive to learning, developing engaging activities for learners, integrating technology, advising student organizations, working with diverse audiences and analyzing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of the family and consumer sciences profession.  Courses will also address professionalism and applying research to practice.

There are two emphases within this specialization:

  1. Teacher Licensure/Certification Emphasis - This emphasis is designed for those seeking initial teacher certification and is a teacher preparation focused program.
  2. Professional Practice Emphasis – This emphasis is designed for practicing professionals in family and consumer sciences education and extension and is a professional development/advancement focused program.

Additional information can be found at www.gpidea.org.

Accreditation, Licensure, Certification
The programs in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023; Phone 202-466-7496). In order to become a licensed/certified family and consumer sciences educator, students may require additional content courses, tests or other individual state requirements.

Course Delivery Format
The online program has been developed by faculty from the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GP-IDEA). Courses will be entirely Internet based and will be taught by faculty within the Alliance (Central Washington University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Texas Tech University, and University of Nebraska - Lincoln). Courses are offered fall, spring and summer semesters.

Available Options for Graduate Degrees


Teacher Licensure/Certification Emphasis  
Master of Science Option C - Coursework Only 38-41 Credit Hours
   
Professional Practice Emphasis  
Master of Science Option C - Coursework Only 36 Credit Hours

Core Requirements


Total Required Credits: 38-41 (Option C)


Professional Practice Emphasis


Select from the following


Select nine credits from the following. Credits: 9

Total Required Credits: 36 (Option C)


Additional Admission Requirements


GRE: not required
TOEFL: Department Requirements of 525 paper-based, 71 Internet-based
IELTS: 5.5

General Requirements


Graduate students should consult with their advisor before registering for graduate work.

For additional information refer to the Master's Degree Requirements .

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