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Master of Science in Education



Core Requirements (19-22 semester hours):

  • ED 500 - Introduction to Graduate Education and Technology (1)          
    (Discipline specific section required first semester of enrollment.)
  • ESE 500 - Research and Statistics in Secondary Education (3)
  • ESE 502 - Curriculum Development (3)
  • EFD 560 - Psychological Principles of Learning (3)
  • ESE 567 - Literacy Theory and Practice (3)
  • FCS 560 - Advanced Methods for Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences (3)
  • *SPE 500 - Survey Course in Special Education (3)
    (Students who have not previously satisfied the special education requirement at the undergraduate or graduate level must take SPE 500.)

Choose One from the following:

  • EFD 531 - Philosophy of Education (3)
  • EAD 564 - Law and Politics of Education (3)

Teaching Field Requirements (12 semester hours):

  • CTE 500 - History & Philosophy of Family & Consumer Sciences (3)
  • FCS 526 - Contemporary Issues in Textiles and Fashion (3)
  • FCS 538 - Critical Issues in Nutrition and Food Sciences (3)
  • FCS 552 - Advanced Human Development and Family Relations (3)
31-34* Graduate Semester Hours Required for this Degree


  • Admission to this program requires fourth-year (bachelor’s) teacher certification in family and consumer sciences.
  • Completion of this program leads to eligibility for fifth-year (master’s) teacher certification family and consumer science.
  • This major requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 in the course work in the teaching field. Transfer credit cannot be used to raise the GPA in this teaching field course work to the required 3.0.
  • Candidates admitted (to enroll in courses in a Class A teaching field program) may complete no more than five approved program courses prior to unconditional admission to the program (this includes transfer credit).
  • Students in this program are required to purchase College LiveText. College LiveText Education Solutions is a complete development, management, and assessment solution specifically designed for colleges and universities. Additional information on College LiveText can be obtained at
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