University of Nebraska - Lincoln

College of Education and Human Sciences

Family & Consumer Science Education M.S.



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Child, Youth & Family Studies: Specialization in Family & Consumer Science Education, M.S.

Format: Online

Program Description:

Designed for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences or a related area, and are seeking initial teacher certification or licensure in family and consumer sciences education.

There is a nationwide shortage of family and consumer sciences teachers, especially in rural areas.

This degree prepares you to:

Plan curriculum for teaching

Create a physical and psychological environment for learning

Engage students in the learning process

Examine the relationship of diverse groups and the educational process

Analyze the historical and philosophical underpinnings of FACS

Assume professional responsibilities

Apply research to practice

Who should consider this degree:

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher (grades 7-12)

Extension educator

4-H professional

Curriculum specialist

Service unit educator

A human resources professional in government, business or industry


The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional accrediting agencies. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been continuously accredited since 1913.

International Student Requirements:

If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 38

Classification: Higher Education Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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