Home Economics - Family & Consumer Sciences
Why Major In Home Economics - Family & Consumer Sciences at The Master's College?
Mrs. Beth Mackey, Chair, Department of Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences
Fulfill The Biblical Precept
Titus 2:3-5 instructs the older women to "admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God will not be discredited." This passage implies that the younger woman learns how to:
- Use time management skills in her home.
- Manage the family finances.
- Cook nutritious meals.
- Practice hospitality.
- Joyfully submit to her husband.
- Raise her children in the "fear and admonition of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4)...
...so that the Word of God will not be discredited.
The Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences discipline encompasses the six areas described in Titus 2:3-5-it's simply good stewardship to merge the Biblical Mandate with one's professional pursuits.
Acquire Professional Preparation
Professional opportunities abound in Home Economics--Family and Consumer Sciences! A sampling of career tracks available at The Master's College include Home Economist--Family & Consumer Scientist in Business, Child Development, Clothing, Textiles and Design (both Clothing and Interiors), Human Services (Biblical Counseling with the ability to diagnose and prescribe), Foods and Nutrition, Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Communications, and International Service (Missions). Generating from these career tracks, the course in Entrepreneurship trains our students to establish home-based business. Marketability is a consistent thread throughout the Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences curriculum at The Master's College. Beginning with vocational assessment and investigation of career options in the Orientation to Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences course and concluding with the completion of a professional portfolio in the Resource Management Practicum the concept of professional stewardship is encouraged.
Experience The Department's Distinctives
Today's world demands a flexibility and response to change for which many are not prepared. Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences at The Master's College is designed to train Christian women to meet these changes with confidence! Courses within the department promote individual character development, increase one's professional skills, develop insights into home and family living, and prepare its students to enter a wide range of vocational options. As a profession, Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences applies the findings of the physical, biological, and social sciences to improving the quality and standards of individual and family life. Additionally, it cultivates a knowledge of the arts to make life more creative, enjoyable, and emotionally satisfying. Master's students majoring in Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences participate in a number of learning and enrichment activities, which emphasize:
- Maximizing human resources.
- Coping with economic uncertainty.
- Assessing the importance of fibers and fabric in today's clothing.
- Maintaining lifetime nutrition.
- Understanding growth and development from infancy to aging.
- Creating positive parenting attitudes.
- Interpreting the housing needs of the individual and the family.
- Understanding family differences and cultures.
- Responding to twenty first century issues facing individuals and families.
- Utilizing modern scientific methods and resources to enhance quality of life.
- Generating research to identify the needs of individuals and families.
- Approaching individuals and families with preventative measures rather than crisis intervention.
- Educating the public to ensure productive and harmonious individual and family lifestyles.
The Master's College Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences Department offers both a general and secondary education major emphases:
Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences General
The General emphasis allows the student to acquire a solid foundation in Home Economics--Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Courses are divided into three categories:
- Character - designed to develop the character of the Christian woman.
- Principle - acquisition of the academic knowledge necessary for a strong foundation in the Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences profession.
- Laboratory - perfection of the skills unique to the Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences profession.
Students may focus on a specific concentration in Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences in the junior and senior year. Where possible, they engage in an internship leading to professional employment in such areas as:
- Home Economist--Family & Consumer Scientist in Business
- Clothing, Textiles & Design
- Foods & Nutrition
- Early Childhood Education
- Preparation for Graduate School
- Home Economist--Family & Consumer Scientist in International Service (Missions)
- Home Economist--Family & Consumer Scientist in Human Services (Biblical Counseling)
Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences Secondary Education
Students earn a California Single Subject Teaching Credential that qualifies them to teach Home Economics--Family & Consumer Sciences in grades 7-12. Additionally, it prepares them to begin Home Economics--Family Studies & Consumer Sciences programs in Christian Secondary Schools, home school and opens a number of career options in the field of education.
Dr. Ennis founded the Home Economics--Family Studies and Consumer Sciences Department at The Master's College at the request of Dr. MacArthur in 1987.