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

Students who successfully complete the Family and Consumer Sciences Extension major should be able to do the following:
  1. Demonstrate proficiency of the FCS common body of knowledge through classroom projects or national exams
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the tools of inquiry used in research methods
  3. Create FCS curriculum for youth or adults based on community needs
  4. Effectively communicate FCS content to stakeholders, and community leaders
  5. Prepare proposals using key elements of effective grant writing
  6. Apply characteristics of professionalism as defined by the professional dispositions rubric
  7. Create a network with current professionals in the Cooperative Extension system
  8. (Students will obtain their CFLE certification)

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.