Jan 19, 2022  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2021-22

Family & Consumer Science - ME


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Master of Education in Family & Consumer Science

Family & Consumer Science  – ME6182

Department of Teacher Education
McCracken Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
740.593.4400
aya@ohio.edu

Delivery Mode: Athens Campus

Terms of Entry: Summer, Fall, Spring

Program Overview

The Family and Consumer Science Education program prepares family and consumer science teachers for grades 4-12 with licensure.

The Family and Consumer Science Education program offers a research-based dynamic curriculum focusing on the development of professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Program faculty members bring expertise in their disciplines as well as experience working in K-12 schools. Faculty members are committed to student success and collaborate with colleagues in the College of Arts and Science and other stakeholders to ensure program rigor and responsiveness to state, local, and national initiatives. Students enjoy the opportunity to become members in student chapters of disciplinary professional organizations.

A key feature of the Family and Consumer Science Education program is its yearlong clinical culminating in a professional internship and a Master’s research project. The Family and Consumer Science Education Master’s program can be completed in 3 academic terms if students (a) begin their program of study during the summer academic term, (b) follow a prescribed sequence of courses, and (c) submit official documentation demonstrating they have successfully passed the required content exam of the Ohio Assessment for Educators. Students who enter the program in fall or spring semester or who must meet additional content knowledge requirements may require more than 3 academic terms to successfully complete the Master’s program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Family and Consumer Science Education program is designed to prepare beginning teachers, who develop:

  • A strong foundation in the subject matter and the ability to demonstrate the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) they teach
  • An understanding of how children and youth learn, develop and engage with subject matter and with each other
  • Equitable and inclusive teaching and assessment practices that are responsive to diverse learners, communities, and a global society
  • The ability to work within and across a range of community and professional contexts
  • A disposition and skills to critically reflect on and learn from their practice
  • A strong sense of agency and the capacity to become leaders in their field

Opportunities for Graduates

Family and Consumer Science Education Master’s program students are eligible to apply for a teaching license in the State of Ohio once they successfully complete the courses listed on their program of study, the required Ohio Assessment for Educators licensure examinations, and the Professional Internship in Teaching. Family and Consumer Science Education program graduates enjoy careers teaching family and consumer science in schools in Ohio and around the nation.

Further Information

Link to Program: https://www.ohio.edu/education/teacher-ed/masters/aya-multi

Admission Requirements

Applicants whose qualifications satisfy all the following elements are reviewed for admission to

the Master of Education in Adolescent-to-Young Adult program:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in an accredited program in a program related to the area of licensure
  2. GPA 3.0 or higher
  3. GRE score of 290 or higher (verbal and quantitative combined)
  4. A passing score on the Family and Consumer Science (OAE 022) Ohio Assessment for Educators

The application requires three letters of recommendation, an autobiography, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate when applicable), and an academic writing sample. Transfer credit may be considered.

International Students

This program is for the purpose of Ohio teaching licensure and is open only to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. An I-20 may not be issued based on admission to this program.

Graduation Requirements

Complete a minimum of 48 credit hours as follows:

Family & Consumer Science Specialization


Culminating Experience


The capstone experience consists of a portfolio, a research study, or a master’s thesis. Students must consult with their faculty advisor to determine the capstone experience that is most appropriate for their goals.

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