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Family and Consumer Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Family & Consumer Sciences Education Graduate Program

Master of Science in FCSE



Central Washington University partners with Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (GPIDEA) to offer an online graduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Courses for this program are taught completely online by faculty from Central Washington University, North Dakota State University, South Dakota State University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

CWU students who enroll in this program will always sign up for classes through CWU but will have the benefit of learning from well-respected instructors across the nation.


Option A: Master's degree in FCS Education

This degree is for those seeking initial teacher certification.
Option A is a 38-41 credit-hour program of study for students with a bachelor's degree in an FCS Education content specialization or a related area who seek initial teacher certification or licensure in FCS Education. This includes 2-6 credit hours of practicum and 6-9 credit hours of student teaching (depending on certification requirements). Standards for teacher certification vary by state. Students are responsible for identifying and meeting requirements in the state where they want to be certified. This may include additional coursework, tests, or other requirements.

Option B: Master's degree in FCS Education

This degree is for certified FCS teachers and professionals.


Option B is a 36-credit-hour program of study for professionals in FCS Education including certified teachers who seek professional development and career advancement. This program provides continuing education to maintain and sustain high-quality FCS programs in middle and secondary school and other settings.


To get started today, click here to be redirected to the GPIDEA website then navigate through the "Explore", "Apply", and "Begin" links for your next steps.  
Contact Dr. Bree Devlin with questions and for more information. 

Additional Links

Option A Course Planner 

Option B Course Planner

Member Universities

Student Handbook

Forms and Applications

Frequently Asked Questions



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