About this Site

In this period of teacher shortage, it is critical that new mechanisms are created for attracting and preparing both the traditional and the nontraditional teacher education student. That means that teacher preparation programs must accommodate special schedule and location needs of students, although neither coincide with the typical campus-based program routines. Web-based distance education accomplishes this objective.

This site is intended to facilitate individuals interested in becoming credentialed to teach Family and Consumer Sciences as they seek guidance and pursue preparation toward that end.  The university programs participating in the Family and Consumer Sciences Distance Education Alliance are committed to using available options and procedures to expedite teacher preparation and certification while in no way compromising quality standards.

To access distance education courses through the FCS Alliance, individuals should contact the participating teacher preparation institution of their choice. The faculty advisor will provide information about degree plan requirements at that institution, how distance education courses can be utilized to satisfy those requirements, and other operational details about the inter-institutional system.