About This Degree
This degree serves to expand academic preparation in the areas of family studies, housing, textiles and clothing, nutrition and food sciences, and management of personal resources. It places emphasis on teaching and curriculum/program development and/or Extension. While this degree does not result in a teaching license for public schools, students will develop skills in the areas of instruction, program planning, evaluation and research related to research methodology and statistical applications.
This degree program can be completed online or on campus. A thesis is required. Students completing this degree online will need to meet virtually or in person with their chair and committee members on a regular basis to complete their thesis research. This degree is recommend for those who will be working in an area of education requiring research in addition to teaching or those seeking a PhD.
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Students completing this degree are prepared for working in formal post-secondary and non-formal education (outreach and extension) settings.This is degree also prepares students who would like to earn a future PhD.
- Secondary teaching
- Urban and rural Extension
- Social science
- Supervisory and administrative positions in business, technical schools, and applied technology colleges
- Consulting positions in mass media and industry