Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Grades 4-12


Career-Technical Education Content

1.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Knowledge

1.1 Understand course proposal process based on OSPI guidelines

1.2 Describe the role of tech prep articulation

1.3 Understand business/industry and OSPI approved standards of safety and health

1.4 Demonstrate knowledge of professional organizations in related business/industry

1.5 Understand the role of advisory committees


Career-Technical Education Instructional Methodology and Professional Knowledge

2.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: State Learning Goals

The career-technical teacher is able to apply and integrate the state’s learning goals and essential academic learning requirements in program implementation and assessment.

2.1 Align CTE student learning activities to state learning goals and the EALRs and GLEs

2.2 Implement instructional strategies which focus students’ achievements of benchmarks in related essential academic learning requirements (EALRs), grade level expectations (GLEs) and achievement of Goals 3 & 4

2.3 Align career-technical learning assessment with the state learning goals and the essential academic learning requirements (EALRs) and GLEs


3.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Learning Environment

The career-technical teacher is able to create and sustain a safe climate in laboratory and classroom learning environments which prepare all students for a diverse workplace, advanced training, and continued education.

3.1 Incorporate business/industry and OSPI approved standards of safety and health practices into learning environment

3.2 Create a learning environment that simulates the workplace

3.3 Develop learning opportunities that encourage innovation and exploration

3.4 Create an environment which clarifies relationship between work, family, and multiple life roles

3.5 Demonstrate comprehension and awareness of appropriate workplace cultures, ethics, and standards

3.6 Incorporate work, family, and community settings as extensions of the classroom to facilitate student achievement of specific industry competencies


4.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Program Development

4.1 Develop curriculum based on business/industry standards as approved by local advisory committee

4.2 Design and implement program scope, sequence and assessment which enables students to develop marketable job skills

4.3 Demonstrate ability to write unit and lesson plans incorporating a variety of instructional strategies, and all aspects of career and technical program approval

4.4 Revise curriculum based on occupational changes


5.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Student Characteristics and Related Instructional Strategies

The career-technical teacher is able to identify the diverse needs of students and implement programs and strategies aligned to CTE Standards which promote student competency and success.

5.1 Promote development of students’ self awareness and aptitudes, confidence and character and how these relate to leadership and career pathways

5.2 Develop student initiative and teamwork skills

5.3 Encourage students to explore nontraditional career roles

5.4 Identify the impact of diversity and equity issues on student learning

5.5 Design or adapt curriculum, technologies, and instructional strategies which address the diverse needs of students including special populations

5.6  Use instructional strategies and resources that incorporate current technology of business/industry

5.7 Use instructional strategies that develop students’ skills for making career decisions  

5.8 Use instructional strategies that develop student employability skills

5.9 Facilitate student development of leadership skills, as defined in, or equivalent to, the State recognized CTSO appropriate to program area

5.10 Collaborate with business and labor partners to infuse workplace standards and practices into curriculum

5.11 Use instructional strategies that develop students’ lifelong learning and goal setting related to entry, transition, and continuation in the educational process and in the workplace

5.12 Publicize to students the program content and benefits

5.1 Connect school experiences to workplace

5.14 Guide students in balancing competing demands and responsibilities of work and family

5.15 Develop effective assessment methods which may involve student, family, employer, and community

5.16 Use variety of assessment methods including portfolios and business/industry standard assessment tools to measure student learning and development


6.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Personal and Professional Attributes

The Career-Technical teacher models personal and professional attributes and leadership skills which reflect productive life and work roles.

6.1 Develop awareness of professional dispositions and employability skills outlined in SCANS

6.2 Understand the role of specific occupational experience in meeting CTE certification requirements

6.3 Model positive business/industry-appropriate workplace practices

6.4 Demonstrate business/industry appropriate technology skills

6.5 Evaluate the role of professional organizations as part of professional development


7.0 Career-Technical Education Common Core: Partnerships and Program Advocacy

The Career-Technical teacher implements and maintains collaborative partnerships with students, colleagues, community, business/industry, and families which maximize resources and promote student self-sufficiency.

7.1 Participate in advisory committees

7.2 Understand strategies for developing business, family and community partnerships to enhance school-to-career preparation for all students

7.3 Describe strategies, including collaboration, for promoting program content and benefits to colleagues, family, community, and business/ industry 

7.4 Identify community activities that can improve curriculum and instructional practices

7.5 Inform, involve, and collaborate with parents and/or guardians to support student success

7.6 Publicize program content and benefits to family and community

7.7 Provide opportunities for interaction on community concerns and issues


Family and Consumer Sciences Education Content

8.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: Knowledge

8.1 Describe importance of establishing and maintaining satisfying relationships at home, work, and in the community

8.2 Identify leadership styles and their impact on work and family systems

8.3 Describe skills needed to guide others in developing self-esteem

8.4 Identify connections between FCS knowledge and skills and career opportunities

8.5 Evaluate management practices related to the human, economic, and environmental resources.

8.6 Analyze the significance of family and its impact on the well being of individuals and society

8.7 Analyze factors that impact human growth and development.

8.8 Describe the impact of parenting roles and responsibilities on strengthening the well being of individuals and families

8.9 Analyze nutrition and wellness practices that enhance individual and family well being

8.10 Describe application of the Family Career and Community Leaders of America planning process



Family and Consumer Sciences Education Instructional Methodology and Professional Knowledge

9.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: Roles

The family and consumer sciences education teacher demonstrates the ability to prepare a diverse student population for family life and responsible participation and leadership in work and community roles.

9.1 Demonstrate the ability to manage relationships using cooperation, collaboration, negotiation, and communication skills



10.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: National Family and Consumer Sciences Content Concepts

The family and consumer science education teacher demonstrates knowledge and skills to integrate the family and consumer sciences national standards in the curriculum.

10.1 Construct curricula that integrates appropriate, comprehensive, Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards

10.2 Integrate multiple life roles and responsibilities in family, work, and community settings

10.3 Integrate knowledge, skills, and practices, required for FACSE related careers

10.4 Demonstrate management of individual and family resources, including food, clothing, shelter, health care, recreation, and transportation

10.5 Demonstrate ability to use appropriate leadership skills as evidenced through Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America programs


11.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: Advocacy

The family and consumer sciences education teacher is an advocate for the family system.

11.1 Analyze the impact of politics and public policy on family systems

11.2 Demonstrate strategies, including accessing supporting information, to affect policy development or change current policy

11.3 Demonstrate strategies to advocate for social and technological change to benefit the family system


12.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: Thinking and Planning

The family and consumer sciences education teacher encourages the use of creative and critical thinking skills and the planning process for problem solving and decision making.

12.1 Think critically, creatively, and logically to make decisions

12.2 Analyze strategies used to clarify values, set goals, and determine priorities

12.3 Evaluate organizational structures and management styles


13.0 Family and Consumer Sciences Education Common Core: Instructional Strategies

13.1 Facilitate students’ critical thinking and problem solving in family and consumer sciences through varied research-based instructional strategies

13.1 Apply the use of demonstration

13.2 Employ active learning strategies

13.3 Plan and supervise laboratory experiences

13.4 Facilitate discussion and reflection

13.5 Engage ethical and professional practices to provide a safe environment to process and learn information

13.6 Plan and implement cooperative learning