Family and Consumer Sciences Descriptions

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Summer II 1

TCHR 6010 – The Learner and the Learning Environment – Learning theory, motivational theory, and assessment within school environment. Focus on cognitive, affective, and social development of students.

TCHR 6011 – The Teacher and the Teaching Experience – Teaching within school environment. Teaching cycle, teaching as a profession, culture of teaching, and general strategies for instruction.

Fall Semester 1

FACS 6423 – Advanced Methods and Curriculum – P: FACS 4317. Principles of curriculum development. Organization, method, materials, and evaluation in relation to program type.

CHE 5007 – Special Problems in Human Ecology

FACS 6003 – Advanced Apparel Construction for Secondary Education – C: FACS 6004. Advanced application and evaluation of technique in fabric selection and apparel construction.
FACS 6004 – Advanced Apparel Construction for Secondary Education LaboratoryC: FACS 6003 Application of advanced construction principles. Interrelationship of fabric selection, pattern selection, alteration, and garment fit.
FACS 6180 – Advanced Housing and Interior Design – Advanced study of housing, furnishings, and equipment as they influence family well-being.
HDFS 6401 – Family Theories and Issues – Emphasis on major theoretical frameworks used to explain and predict events related to families and family members. Applies these theories to current issues impacting families.
HDFS 6402 – Theories of Child Development – Major theories and supportive research which contribute to understanding of child behavior and development.
HDFS 6407 – Family Systems Theories – Intensive study of family systems theories. Emphasis on family development, interaction, and assessment.
HDFS 7400 – Research Methods in Child/Family Studies – Critical analysis of research methods and current research relevant to children and families throughout life cycle.
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BITE 6750 – Contemporary Business and Information Technologies Education Research – Contemporary research and evaluation techniques for business and information technologies education.

Spring Semester 1

TCHR 6020 – MAT Classroom Management – Concurrent internship experience required. P: TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Roles and responsibilities of teacher in organizing and managing classroom setting. Approaches to handling discipline problems.

FACS 6024 – MAT Internship – P: TCHR 6010, TCHR 6011. Supervised teaching in appropriate subject and level classroom. Emphasis on reflective decision-making.

Summer I 1

FACS 6030 – Literacy Development in the Area Classroom – May receive credit for one of READ 5317; TCHR 6030. Development of literacy abilities in content area classrooms. Identification of literacy requisites, evaluation of content area materials, and assessment of student competencies. Development of strategies and teaching materials to enhance learning.

SPED 6000 – Teaching Students with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom – Diverse educational needs of children with disabilities in regular classroom. Identification and placement procedures, academic and behavioral strategies, and curriculum and evaluation modifications.