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Continuing Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Department

Department Contact:

Dr. Jan Bowers
Department Chair and Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences Education

FCS Department Website:

For Rec & Tourism courses contact Barb Masberg.

Course Offerings

Recreation and Tourism Course Offerings


  1. Qualifications to teach

    1. New lecturers must have a master's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences or equivalent credentials to teach Cornerstone courses.
    2. New lecturers must be approved by the Family and Consumer Sciences department chair and the academic dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies.
    3. Policies for Approval of Lecturers
    4. Application for Lecturers
  2. On-going Professional Development Requirements

    • Orientation:

      Upon approval, the department liaison will provide orientation and teaching materials currently used in the course to instructors through site visits, electronic communication or on campus visit. As part of the orientation, CWU Cornerstone teachers will be provided a syllabus and an overview of the teaching materials currently used in the course(s). Appropriate textbook choices, syllabus criteria, appropriate activities and facilitation strategies will be covered.

    • Professional Development:

      • Each summer instructors will participate in a seminar relevant to on-going instruction and development of course materials. Seminars will include information of pedagogy, course projects, grading, and community networking.
      • Participants will be given access to current course materials and teaching resources.
      • Site visit to high school by CWU department liaison

*This ongoing interaction is intended to build collegiality and ensure consistency of instructions between CWU faculty that teach on campus and those who teach through the CWU Cornerstone program.