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There is a strong demand for family and consumer sciences teachers nationwide. Through the online GPIDEA program, graduates will earn a Masters of Science in Human Sciences with a specialization in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Student in the program plan curriculum for teaching, create a physical and psychological learning environment, engage students in the learning process, examine the relationship of diverse groups and the educational process, analyze the historical and philosophical underpinnings of FCS, assume professional responsibilities, and apply research to practice.

Courses include:
* History and Philosophy of Family and Consumer Sciences
* Occupational Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences
* Current Issues in Education
* Advanced Methods and Assessment in Family & Consumer Sciences Education


USA requirements for international students

Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


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* GRE not required English Language Requirements TOEFL paper-based test score : 525 TOEFL iBT® test: 71

SDSU offers a variety of academic scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement, activities participation and leadership.

Accreditation

The programs in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (2010 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036-1023; Phone 202-466-7496). In order to become a licensed/certified family and consumer sciences educator, students may require additional content courses, tests or other individual state requirements.

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