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Bachelor of Arts - Comprehensive Major in Family and Consumer Sciences

Essential Studies

The Essential Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Family & Consumer Sciences

A student must complete the Essential Studies requirements, the following core requirements, & one of the options listed below. Consultation with an advisor is recommended to help plan the sequencing of classes.

Up to (9) nine hours of Essential Studies program can apply toward a comprehensive major or minor.

Essential Studies 42
Electives 21
Major area of Focus - Child or Family Studies 57
                                                                                            Total 120

 

FCS Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in Family & Consumer Science 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 3
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 21

Child & Family Studies Option - (complete the following courses)

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements (above) 21
Electives 21
FCS 136/136L

FCS 236/236L
Food Science & Lab 
OR
Food and Meals Across the Lifespan and Lab
3
FCS 337 Guidance Tech in Human Relations 3
FCS 338 Prenatal & Infant Development 3
FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Education 3
  Select one of the two focus areas (see below)  

Focus Areas for Child and Family Studies Option

A student must take the 12 credit hours of coursework listed above and choose one of the following two focus areas listed below.

Child Studies Focus

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements (see above) 21
Child or Family Studies Option (see above) 12
EDUC 231 Play, Art and Music in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 232 Scie, Math & Social Studies in Early Childhood Education 3
EDUC 233 Language & Literacy in Early Childhood Education 3
FCS 321a Curriculum Development 3
FCS 423 Program Development and Management 3
FCS 448/448L Early Childhood Practicum and Lab 3
SPED 230 Introduction to Exceptional Learner 3
CA 420 Relational and Family Communications 3
     
     
Total hours 57

Family Studies Focus

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 21
Child or Family Studies Option (see above) 12
CTE 431 Introduction to Special Needs 3
*FCS 335 Families in Society 3
FCS 390 Internship 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
LS 236 Family Law 3
CA 429 Relational and Family Communication 3
CA 440 Gendered Communication 3
     
Total hours 57

*Recommended elective options: HPER 226, HPER 429, SPED 331, SPED 334, PSYC 231.

Design & Merchandising Option

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20
 

Public Health and Human Services Option

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20
 

Focus Areas for Public Health and Human Services Option

A student must choose one of the following two focus areas listed below:

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
Total hours 20

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
Total hours 20

Nutrition and Wellness Option

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20

Statistics course recommended: MATH 232 or PSYC 242.

Bachelor of Science - Education - Field Endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences (6-12)

A student must complete the Essential Studies and Professional Education requirements in addition to the following field endorsement courses:

Number Course Title Hours
CTE 434 Principles & Philosophy of CTE 3
CTE 438 Coordination Techniques & Work-Based Learning 3
FCS 122 Perspectives in Family & Consumer Science 2
FCS 135/135L

FCS 224
Alteration and Construction & Lab
OR
Housing and Interior Design
3
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 136/136L

FCS 236/236L
Food Science & Lab
OR
Food and Meals Across the Lifespan & Lab
3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging and Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 335 Family in Society 3
FCS 340L Current Trends in Design 1
FCS 341/341L Textiles & Lab 4
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 421 Organization, Administration and Curriculum of FCS 2
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 3
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
FCS 447

FCS 457
Nutrition for Sport & Wellness
OR
Nutrition for Community Wellness
3
     
Total hours 52

Prior to selecting this major, contact the certification officer at Chadron State College. The office is located in the Education Department of the Old Administration Building room 117 or by calling 308-432-6032.

Bachelor of Science - Education - Middle Grades Content Area of Specialization in Family and Consumer Sciences (Grade 4-9)

A student must complete the following program in addition to the Essential Studies, Professional Education, Middle Grades requirements and another Content Area of Specialization in Middle Grades.

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 136/136L

FCS 236/236L
Food Science & Lab
OR
Food and Meals Across the Lifespan & Lab
3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
Total hours 18

Bachelor of Sciences - Education - Early Childhood Inclusive Field Endorsement (Birth through Grade 3)

This endorsement qualifies teachers to teach and provide services to infants, toddler, and children from birth through grade 3, including those with special developmental and/or learning needs as defined in Section 79-1118.08R.S, and to support families and other personnel with responsibilities for their care and education. A student must complete the following program requirements in addition to the Essential Studies and Professional Education Program course requirements. Within Essential Studies education majors must take ENG 135, ENG 361 and CA 125 or CA 233.

 

Professional Education

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (2.75 minimum cumulative GPA required; no grade may be below a "C"):

Number Course Title Hours
EDUC 131 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDUC 224 Multimedia Support of Instruction/Learning 2
EDUC 320 Elementary/Middle School Observation and Participation 1-3
EDUC 329 Assessment Foundations 2
EDUC 434 Technology in Instructional Strategies 3
PSYC 231 Educational Psychology 3
SPED 230 Introduction Exceptional Learner 3
SPED 334 Differentiated Instruction for Diverse Classrooms 3
Total hours 20-22

Early Childhood Inclusive Endorsement

The following courses are prerequisites to the Professional Year (2.75 minimum cumulative GPA required; no grade may be below a "C"):

Number Course Title Hours
EDUC 231 Play, Art & Music for Early Childhood 3
EDUC 232 Science, Math, and Social Science for Early Childhood 3
EDUC 233 Literature and Language Arts Program for Early Childhood 3
EDUC 321 Teach Elementary/Middle School Math 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 337 Guidance Techniques in Human Relations 3
FCS 338 Prenatal & Infant Practicum 3
FCS 239  Partners in Early Childhood Education 3
FCS 321A Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education 2
FCS 423 Program Development Management 3
FCS 448/448L Early Childhood Practicum & Lab (Age 3 through Grade 3) 4
SPED 216 Clinical Experience in Pre-referral 1
SPED 316E Micro Teaching in Preschool 1
SPED 331 Behavior Modification and Management 3
SPED 433 Program Development, Implementation, and Management 3
SPED 435 Assessing Individuals with Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3
SPED 438 Consultation/Collaboration 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20

Professional Year Courses

(Two semesters) comprised of the “Block” Professional Semester and the Teacher Internship Experience Semester (Student Teaching): The following courses can be taken only as part of the Professional Year (2.75 minimum cumulative GPA required): Refer to Admission Requirements for the Professional Year.

Semester #1 - Block

Number Course Title Hours
EDUC 413E Elementary/Middle School Curriculum & Counseling 1
EDUC 414E Classroom Management 1
EDUC 415E Human Relations/Multicultural 1
EDUC 416E Elementary/Middle School Assessment 1
EDUC 417E Teach Reading & Writing Diagnosis 1
EDUC 422 Teach Elementary/Middle School Science & Health 3
EDUC 423 Teach Primary Reading & Writing 2
EDUC 424 Teach Interm. Reading & Writing 2
SPED 412E SPED Practices & Strategies 1
Total hours 13

Semester #2 - Teacher Internship

EDUC 480P, Teacher Internship Primary and EDUC 480R, Teacher Internship Early Childhood Education Inclusive can be taken only upon successful completion of the above (Semester#1 - "Block") courses (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 required).

NOTE: The Praxis II: Test #5024, Education of Young Children must be taken as a requisite for graduation.

Supplemental Endorsement in Early Childhood Education (Age 3 through Grade 3)

Persons with this endorsement are prepared to teach children from Pre-kindergarten (age 3) through grade 3 (age 8). Candidates for this endorsement must hold, or earn concurrently, an Elementary Education (K-6) endorsement. (No grade may be below a “C”)

Number Course Title Hours
EDUC 231 Play, Art & Music 3
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Education 3
FCS 321A Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education 2
FCS 337 Guidance Techniques in Human Relations 3
FCS 338 Prenatal and Infant Practicum* 3
FCS 423 Program Development & Management 3
FCS 448/448L Early Childhood Practicum & Lab 4
Total hours 24

*Candidates must complete 45 clock-hours per practicum working with preschool (pre-kindergarten) children.

Area of Concentration

Early Childhood Education

These courses must be completed along with the Elementary Education Field Endorsement curriculum.

Number Course Title Hours
EDUC 231 Play, Art & Music for Early Childhood 3
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 337 Guidance Techniques in Human Relations 3
Total hours 9

Minors in Family and Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences program offers minors in the following areas:

  • Child and Family Studies
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Textiles and Fashion
  • Gerontology
  • Hospitality

Child and Family

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 337 Guidance Techniques in Human Relations 3
FCS 338 Prenatal & Infant Practicum 3
FCS 320 Aging and Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
Total hours 18

Nutrition and Wellness

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 136/136L

FCS 236/236L
Food Science & Lab
OR
Food and Meals Across the Lifespan & Lab
3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 427 Worksite Wellness 3
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport & Wellness 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
Total hours 18

Textiles and Fashion

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 135/135L Alteration and Construction Techniques & Lab 3
FCS 224 Housing & Interior Design 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 340L Current Trends in Design 3
FCS 341/341L Textiles & Lab 4
MFTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 19

Gerontology

Number Course Title Hours
CA 353

CA 420
Health Communication
OR
Relational and Family Communications
3
FCS 320

FCS 149/149L
Aging and Death
OR
Basic Health Care & Lab
3
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 420 Loss Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
LS 431 Introduction to Estates and Trusts 3
SW 332 Services to Elderly and Differently Abled 3
Total hours 20

Hospitality

Number Course Title Hours
CA 239 Event Planning and Leadership 3
CA 330 Conflict Resolution & Mediation 3
FCS 390 Internship 3
FCS 427 Worksite Wellness 3
FCS 436 Global Food Systems 3
FCS 457 Nutrition and Community Wellness 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 21

Statistics course recommended: MATH 232 or PSYC 242.

Four Year Planning Schedule for Family & Consumer Sciences

Four Year Course Plan

 

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