Wayne State College

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Online Master's Degree

Courses for the online master's program in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Degree offered: Master of Science in Education (MSE) - Curriculum & Instruction-Instructional Leadership/Family & Consumer Sciences
Credit hours: 36

All courses are available online. Students will take a mixture of core education courses, courses for the family and consumer sciences focus area, and electives.

Professional education core: 12 credit hours

  • EDU 603 Introduction to Educational Research and Design (3)
  • EDU 652 Instructional Theory and Practice (3)
  • EDU 658 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development PK-16  (3) 
  • EDU 674 History and Philosophy of Education (3)

Family and consumer sciences concentration: 15 credit hours

  • FCS 610 Instructional Techniques and Curriculum Development in FCS (3)
  • FCS 615 Current Trends and Issues in FCS (3)

Plus nine (9) hours from the following:

  • FCS 505 Special Topics in FCS (3-9)
  • FCS 591 Special Project (3)
  • FCS 597/697 Internship (3)
  • FCS 695 Independent Study (3)

Electives: 9 credit hours

Choose from the following:

  • EDU 600 Literacy through Literature for Children (3)
  • EDU 604 Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle School (3)
  • EDU 626 Advanced Educational Psychology (3)
  • EDU 627 Current Issues and Trends in Education (3)
  • EDU 655 School Law: Constitutional Aspects and Cases (3)
  • EDU 693 Final Research (2-3)
  • EDU 699 Thesis (6)
  • Or other elective coursework that supports the student’s career goals by advisement


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Licensing and Certification: This program is designed for teachers who are already certified in this content area as an opportunity to go deeper into their specialty while simultaneously earning a master’s degree. This program does not meet initial certification/licensure requirements through the Nebraska Department of Education. It has not been determined if this program meets requirements for all other states. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Nebraska, please check that state's licensing board to determine their licensing requirements. Learn more about State Authorization and Reciprocity.