FCS Graduate Certification


Program Description

The School of Health Promotion & Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a graduate-level teaching licensure program in Family & Consumer Sciences that can also lead to a master's degree in Human Community & Organizational Leadership or Education.

The program consists of 22-25 credits which can be applied toward progress on one of UWSP's existing master's degree programs in Human & Community Resources and Education.
 

Participating students will work in cohort setting. Courses are offered in non-traditional formats, online, face-to-face and hybrid, to accommodate practicing professionals. The program can be completed in 18 months.

Who will Benefit from the Program


 

The FCS graduate-level certification program will provide opportunities for licensed teachers to add a new license in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, people who hold a bachelors degree's can gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure, in a condensed format. *

 

The program will:

  • Allow licensed teachers to move forward in their PDP while attaining an additional certification.
  • Provide opportunities for already licensed instructors to apply graduate master FCS graduate certification plan.pdfcredits toward one of several available master's degrees.
  • Allow required credits to dovetail with our existing Master's programs in Education (MSE) and Human and Community Resources (MSHCR).
  • Allow non-teaching bachelors degree holders to obtain the core FCS courses needed for licensure as well as the additional requirements for an initial teaching license. For additional requirements needed by a non-teaching bachelors degree holders interested in this program click here.
The program will provide the opportunity for:
  • Licensed teachers to gain certification in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Licensed teachers to move forward in their PDP while attaining an additional certification.
  • Participants to dovetail required credits with our existing Master's programs in Education (MSE) and Human and Community Resources (MSHCR).
  • Individuals who hold a non-teaching bachelors degree to gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure, in a condensed format, while completing additional requirements for an initial teaching license. For additional requirements needed by a non-teaching bachelors degree holders interested in this program click here.
 

*Some students may need to take requisite undergraduate courses to qualify for the FCS graduate licensure program.

Program Details


 

The program consists of 22-25 credits that can be applied toward progress on one of UWSP's existing master's degree programs in Community & Oranizational Leadership and Education.

 

Participating students will work in cohort setting. Courses are offered in non-traditional formats, online, face-to-face and hybrid, to accommodate practicing professionals. The program can be completed in 18 months.

Program Completion

Licensure in Family & Consumer Sciences is available to individuals who have met the following criteria:

 
  • Possess an undergraduate degree and teaching certification in a discipline other than FCS education or has completed requisite undergraduate courses* necessary to qualify for licensure.
  • Complete all required courses as outlined in the program description.
  • Meet minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Obtain a passing score of 159 or higher on the FCS Praxis II "Family and Consumer Sciences" test #0121.
  
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