Family and Consumer Sciences Education Option (Teaching FCS in Grades 7 – 12)

The students enrolled in this option will meet the requirements for the Nebraska Secondary Teaching Certificate and endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences. Students may also combine the Family and Consumer Sciences program area with other subject matter areas that will lead to teaching endorsements in other fields.

Students wishing to be endorsed for Family and Consumer Sciences related occupations must complete additional coursework and work experience requirements. The adviser will assist the student in planning to meet these requirements. Students interested in preparing for extension positions are encouraged to include 497D in their programs.

Minimum Admissions Requirement

Prior to entering the program and taking CYAF 401 and CYAF 401A, students are required to receive passing scores in the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) Computer-based Academic Skills Assessment (CBT), or Content Mastery Examination for Educators (CMEE). Students admitted into the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA with a minimum of 42 earned hours, no grade lower than a “C” and 2.5 cum GPA in TEAC 331 (or approved substitution) and EDPS 251, and earned credit in approved speech class. (See application for admission to Secondary Education programs in the Student Advising Center, 105 Henzlik Hall, Lincoln, NE.)

Admission to Student Teaching

All students who are candidates for an appropriately endorsed Nebraska Teacher’s Certificate are required to student teach. CYAF 413 Student Teaching is full-day experience on a semester basis. Students must apply for student teaching to the Director of Field Experiences in 104 Henzlik Hall (UNL) or to the CYAF department chair in 135 Mabel Lee Hall (UNL). Admission to student teaching requires the following:

  1. Admission to Family and Consumer Science Education program with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  2. A minimum 2.5 GPA is pre-professional and professional education courses with no grade lower than a “C” in pre-professional courses and no grade below a “C+” in professional education courses.
  3. A minimum 2.5 GPA in the endorsement area with no grade below a “C”.
  4. All pre-professional and professional classes as well as endorsement requirements have been completed.
  5. No more than 6 hours of general education or elective classes remain to be completed after the student teaching experience.

Family and Consumer Sciences Related Occupations

Students wishing to be endorsed for Family and Consumer Sciences related occupations must complete additional coursework and work experience requirements. The student’s adviser will assist the student in planning to meet these additional requirements:

  • Coordination Techniques (TEAC 425) (3 credits).
  • 1000 verified hours of paid work or combination of paid and volunteer work related to FCS (not more than half can be volunteer).
  • OR 300 hours of supervised work experience in FCS related occupations under the direction of an FCS teacher educator at UNL.

Extension

Students interested in Extension are encouraged to add CYAF 497D Practicum in CYAF and complete an internship experience in Cooperative Extension.

Course Requirements

Courses identified by number cannot be taken Pass/No Pass (P/N) with the exception of CYAF 413. Should a student have earned such a “P” in one of the courses (except that listed above) prior to starting the option, the “P” will be reviewed.

Degree Requirements

Achievement Centered Education (ACE) (22 cr)

All UNL-UNO students who are starting on the 2009-2010 bulletin will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated ACE areas.

ACE 1: Written Texts Incorporating Research and Knowledge Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1154/ENGL 1150English Composition I

3 credits

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 1164/ENGL 1160English Composition II

3 credits

ENGL 2400Advanced Composition

3 credits

JOUR 2150News Writing and Reporting

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 2: Communication Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

SPCH 2010Interpersonal Communication

3 credits

SPCH 2410Small Group Communication and Leadership

3 credits

SPCH 3130Speech Communication in Business and the Professions

3 credits

SPCH 3140Advanced Public Speaking

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 3: Mathematical, Computational, Statistical or Formal Reasoning Skills (3 cr)

Select from:

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

BSAD 2130Principles of Business Statistics

3 credits

BSAD 3140Business Statistical Applications

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 4: Study of Scientific Methods and Knowledge of the Natural and Physical World plus lab (3+1 cr)

CHEM 1010Chemistry in The Environment and Society

3 credits

CHEM 1014Chemistry in the Environment and Society Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 or 4 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

ACE 5: Study of Humanities (3 cr)

Select from:

ENGL 2230Ethnic Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2250The Short Story

3 credits

ENGL 2260Black Short Story

3 credits

ENGL 2300Introduction to Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2310Introduction to English Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2320Introduction to English Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2420Critical Approaches to Language Studies

3 credits

ENGL 2450American Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2460American Literature

3 credits

ENGL 2470Native American Literature

3 credits

HIST 1110American History to 1865

3 credits

HIST 1120American History since 1865

3 credits

HIST 2510Ancient History: Greece

3 credits

HIST 2620England since 1688

3 credits

PHIL 3110History of Ancient Philosophy

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 6: Study of Social Sciences (XX)

CYAF 1600Human Development and the Family

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

counted in Professional Core

ACE 7: Study of the Arts to Understand Their Context and Significance (3 cr)

One course from:

ARTS MUSIC or Theater

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE 8: Ethical Principles, Civics and Stewardship and their Importance to Society (3 cr)

when approved, counted In Prof. Educ. Req

ACE 9: Global Awareness of Knowledge of Human Diversity through Analysis of an Issue (XX)

counted in Content Req.

ACE 10: Integration of Abilities and Capacities in a Creative or Scholarly Product (XX)

counted in Professional Educ. Req

Child, Youth and Family Studies Professional Core (28 cr)

CYAF 1600Human Development and the Family

3 credits

CYAF 2220Introduction to Family Finance

3 credits

CYAF 2800Family Science

3 credits

CYAF 2850Dating and Couple Relationships

3 credits

CYAF 3820Parenting

3 credits

CYAF 4880Child and Family Policy

3 credits

CYAF 4950Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:28

Additional Content Requirements (28 credits)

CYAF 3330Families in the Economy

3 credits

HED 3080/WMST 3080Health Concepts of Sexual Development

3 credits

And

CYAF 4460Addictions and Families

3 credits

Or

CYAF 4580Family Stress: Crisis, Coping and Recovery

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

CYAF 401: Taken concurrently with CYAF 401A. Grade must be “C+” or better

Professional Educ. Requirements (37 cr)

Total Credit Hours:37

Electives 5 cr

Suggest these be taken in CYAF, NUTR or TXCD

TOTAL    120 credits