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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Additional Requirements:

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Degree in Education
  1. Complete and pass the appropriate exam administered by the Certification Examinations for Oklahoma Educators.
  2. Upon review of official college transcript, a plan-of-study will be determined by a representative of an accredited university and occupational division staff of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education.
  3. Additional credit hours may be needed to obtain a CareerTech Family and Consumer Sciences Education certification. Teachers will have three (3) years to complete the plan-of-study. If they do not complete the plan of study in three years, the school in which they are employed could face the loss of CareerTech funding for their program.
  4. CareerTech requires a minimum of nine (09) credit hours be earned from the following areas:
    • Overview of CareerTech Education
    • Curriculum Development in CareerTech Education
    • Method of Teaching in CareerTech
    • History and Philosophy of CareerTech Education
    • Safety, Organization and Management of Learning in CareerTech Education
      1. Family and Consumer Science Education requires a minimum of three (03) credit hours in each of the following sub-areas:

      *OSAT sub-score of 270  or 45 clock hours of documented pre-approved experiences may be substituted

    • Child Development and Care *
    • Food Science and Nutrition*
    • Consumer Economics/Personal Resource Mgmt. *
    • Housing and Interior Design*
    • Interpersonal and Family Relationships*
    • Clothing and Textiles*
    • Career and Leadership Skills*
Degree in Field other than Education

Alternative Placement Program

Anyone denied admittance to an approved teacher education program or enrolled in and subsequently failed required teacher education courses necessary to meet the minimum requirements of a teacher education program is not eligible for the Oklahoma Alternative Placement Program.

The Alternative Placement Program is administered through the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

  1. The applicant for this program must have earned a baccalaureate degree in a field of study that corresponds to an area of Oklahoma certification for a Secondary Certification or a Career Technology education Certificate.
  2. The applicant shall provide evidence of having three (3) years of appropriate trade experience in the field to be taught.
  3. Upon review of official college transcript, a plan-of-study will be determined by a representative of an accredited university and occupational division staff of the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech Education.
  4. Additional credit hours may be needed to obtain a CareerTech Family and Consumer Sciences Education certification. Teachers will have three (3) years to complete the plan-of-study. If they do not complete the plan of study in three years, the school in which they are employed could face the loss of CareerTech funding for their program.
  5. CareerTech requires a minimum of nine (09) credit hours be earned from the following areas:
    • Overview of CareerTech Education
    • Curriculum Development in CareerTech Education
    • Method of Teaching in CareerTech
    • History and Philosophy of CareerTech Education
    • Safety, Organization and Management of Learning in CareerTech Education
      1. Family and Consumer Science Education requires a minimum of three (03) credit hours in each of the following sub-areas:

      *OSAT sub-score of 270  or 45 clock hours of documented pre-approved experiences may be substituted

    • Child Development and Care *
    • Food Science and Nutrition*
    • Consumer Economics/Personal Resource Mgmt. *
    • Housing and Interior Design*
    • Interpersonal and Family Relationships*
    • Clothing and Textiles*
    • Career and Leadership Skills*
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