Family and Consumer Sciences, Secondary Education (BS) - Consumer Education

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students understand and can apply the dynamics of family systems across the life span.

  • Students will compare the various contexts in which adolescents develop (families, peer groups, school)
  • Students will explain the concept of family systems as it applies to various stages across the life span.

Students understand human development across the life span.

  • Students will describe the basic areas of adolescent development (biological, cognitive, social/emotional)
  • Students will explain the major developmental tasks of adolescence (identity, autonomy, intimacy, sexuality, achievement)
  • Students will integrate observational data with research and theory to interpret an adolescent's development and behavior

Teacher candidates facilitate learning for their students.

  • Teacher candidates plan appropriate instruction for their students.