What is FCS Extension?

Teachers in this area are in high demand across the state and the nation because they are qualified to teach many different subject areas, including clothing and textiles, nutrition and foods, interior design, child and human development, financial literacy, and more. We currently have 100% job placement after students graduate for those seeking employment.

Why FCS Extension?

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, formerly known as Home Economics, is a program for students who plan to teach Family and Consumer Sciences at the middle school, junior high, high school, or postsecondary levels. Family and Consumer Sciences Education directly addresses the needs of individuals, families, and consumers. Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences can directly impact the lives of individuals, the health of families, and the welfare of society and help to shape the future in a very direct way.

FCS Extension Program Outcomes

  1. Design, implement and evaluate FCS programs for youth and adults in a community setting based on current research.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the tools of inquiry, research methods and structures of Family and Consumer Sciences to write curriculum and create meaningful learning experiences for communities as needed.
  3. Create a network with current professionals in the Cooperative Extension system.
  4. Acquire and demonstrate mastery of the common body of knowledge based on National standards
  5. Become a Professional

FCS Extension Courses

  • CHILD400 - Research and Evaluation (3)
  • ED200 - Education (Historical and Philosophical Perspective) (2)
  • ED242 - Motivation and Management (2)
  • FAML445 - Family Practicum (4)
  • FCS205 - Family and Consumer Science Practicum (2)
  • FCS380 - Connect Education and Employment (3)
  • CHEM101 - Introductory General Chemistry (3)
  • MATH221C - Social Science Statistics (3)
  • ACCTG201 - Financial Accounting (3)
  • CHILD320 - Adolescent Development (3)
  • FCS240 - Food Preparation (2)
  • FCS307 - Advanced Sewing Construction (4)
  • FCS351 - Food Service Management (3)
  • FCS364 - Science of Meal Management (3)
  • FCS370 - Quantity Food Production and Services (3)
  • FAML220 - Parenting (3)
  • FAML300 - Marriage (3)
  • FAML400 - Family Theories and Dynamics (3)
  • FAML430 - Family and Community Relationships (3)
  • FS220 - Food Laws, Regulations, Additives (2)
  • FS330 - Food Processing (2)
  • NUTR330 - Nutrition in the Life Cycle (3)
  • RM200 - Leadership (3)
  • RM301 - Family Recreation (3)

View BYU-Idaho  Course Catalog for more FCS Extention classes.