The National Partnership to Recruit, Prepare, and Support FCS Educators seeks to facilitate collaborative relationships with educational institutions to provide online courses for people who want to teach FCS courses at the middle and high school levels. Some states no longer provide FCS teacher preparation courses. The National Partnership seeks the help of post-secondary institutions in making online courses available to students who would otherwise not have an opportunity to prepare to teach FCS.
Courses in the online bank could satisfy licensure requirements* addressing the following content areas:
*Please note that verification that the course meets the requirements for the state in which licensure is sought will be the responsibility of the student taking the course.
- Culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism;
- Education and training;
- Food science and nutrition;
- Health management and wellness;
- Housing and interior design;
- Human/child development and family relations;
- Personal and family finance; and
- Textiles, apparel and retailing.
Universities wishing to offer online courses in the course bank should complete the institutional application to become “Institutional Members” to the National Partnership. A Memorandum of Agreement
developed by the National Partnership will be required by all institutions wishing to participate. Institutional Affiliates will agree to use a common student application available online with a one-time application fee to students of $50.00 and assess a common per credit hour tuition.