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Master of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences Education (Great Plains IDEA)
The online Family and Consumer Sciences degree offers students two tracks: a teaching certification track and another non-licensure track for educators and professionals seeking career advancement.
This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.
The Family and Consumer Science program is offered through:
Requires from 38-41 semester credits for completion
A bachelor's degree in a family and consumer sciences content specialization or a related area
Fulfill (or meet) the entrance requirements for a master’s program at your home university. Typically, this requires: official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and statement of goals.
For the licensure track: state licensing standards vary from state-to-state. Prospective students should check with the appropriate state agency or university FCS teacher educator in the state where you want to be certified/licensed to obtain information about the certification/licensure standards in that state. You may also request information to learn more.
Accreditation & Licensing
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
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