Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers the following degree options and plans of study.

Plans of Study
Associate of Science, Child Development
Bachelor of Science, Child Development
Bachelor of Science, Early Childhood Education

Mission
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences educational ensures that the students will receive a high quality education through program options that are effective and efficient in the twenty-first century. The mission of the Department is to (1) educate students for a dual role including balancing successful family living and preparation for the professional world, (2) to improve rural and urban life so that it will be rewarding and satisfying by extending service through Family and Consumer Sciences, (3) to develop interest in the important scope and needs of research in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Description

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is located in the E.L. Holloway Agricultural Complex, Room 309. Through teaching laboratories, the students are able to gain real-world experience and develop practical skills for interacting and communicating with children (Newborn – 12 Yrs. of Age) and their families. These laboratories allow our students to observe the teaching and learning process and to study and engage classroom structure and organization in real time and in a natural setting. Students are provided opportunities to interact positively with children and identify and replicate successful teaching strategies and proper personal and professional behavior in the classroom and around children. These laboratories also disseminate information and educational materials related to child development, learning theories, nutrition and health needs and perform demonstrations for the parents and families we serve. Parent and families are also provided with opportunities to participate in workshops, seminar, personalized instruction sessions and provides with at home instructional packets, checklists for basic skills achievements and goals, and individual education plans.

 

Faculty

Dr. Evia L. Davis, Chairperson/Associate Professor
Mrs. Donna Foster, Instructor
Mrs. Shadonna Watkins, Assistant Professor

Assessment of Student Learning

The assessment of student learning consists of three components at each Level.

Bachelor Degree level

 

1. Comprehensive Exit Exam (FCSAT) – this comprehensive exam tests the student’s

knowledge and mastery of basic principles and theories encompassed by the student’s

selected plan of study. Graduating seniors are required to take the exit assessment before

their degree will be conferred.

2. Key Assessment Evaluations in core courses.

3. Outcomes – reviewed with faculty and are incorporated into the annual department course

reviews for curriculum development, program planning and improvements. Student

appraisal of faculty teaching effectiveness is conducted at the end of each semester.

For Associate Degree Candidates:

1. Reflective Essay – students enrolled in the practicum course are required to complete this

assessment prior to graduation.

2. Key Assessment Evaluations in core courses.

3. Outcomes – reviewed with faculty and are incorporated into the annual department course

reviews for curriculum development, program planning and improvements. Student appraisal of faculty teaching effectiveness is conducted at the end of each semester.

Early Childhood Laboratory:

The Early Childhood Development Laboratory offers a quality learning environment for the sound fundamental growth of your child. The Early Childhood Laboratory is licensed by the Oklahoma State Department of Human Services (OKDHS), and is a 3-Star facility accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Parent Handbook

Early Childhood Laboratory Application

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