About the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Master’s Program
The Lubbock campus Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) is designed to prepare individuals for advancement in family and consumer sciences careers. A minimum of 36 semester hours is required for the degree and includes either a thesis option or professional portfolio option. Required coursework includes curriculum development, evaluation, educational leadership, and research methods. The thesis option requires three credits in statistics.
An online master’s degree program with two options is offered in collaboration with the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA).
The first option is a non-thesis program designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in a family and consumer sciences content concentration or related area and are interested in obtaining initial certification/licensure for teaching family and consumer sciences at the secondary level in Texas. The online program consists of a minimum of 38 semester hours and includes the pedagogy courses required for certification. Texas teacher certification in family and consumer sciences requires that either student teaching or an internship be completed in Texas, as well as passing required certification exams. Students are also required to complete a professional portfolio for the degree.
The second online option is designed for FCSE professionals who are certified teachers or who are working in educational settings, such as Cooperative Extension This program consists of 36 semester hours and provides a thesis option or a professional portfolio option.
Students admitted to the GPIDEA program register for all courses at Texas Tech, but the courses may be taught by faculty at any of the participating institutions. Additional information is available at https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/fcse/master.php, http://www.depts.ttu.edu/elearning/masters/family-and-consumer/ or by contacting an FCSE advisor.