Family and Consumer Sciences Program Philosophy, Goals, and Objectives
The program emphasizes the requisite core curricula, as described in NYS and National Standards, which are provided in technology rich, authentic learning environments. Family and consumer sciences educators provide instruction at various grade levels. The program addresses all areas of the family and consumer sciences discipline. The Hofstra University program seeks to equip prospective teachers with a myriad of research-based, teaching strategies to assist them in achieving these goals. The program values the development of reflective scholar-practitioners who are committed to effective teaching and to continued professional growth. Prospective teachers are expected to be able to evaluate their professional practice critically to seek the support of their colleagues, communities and students to improve all aspects of their professional roles.