This exam is designed for potential family and consumer sciences instructors in grades 6 through 12. You will be given 2 hours to complete this 120 question multiple choice exam. The exam is comprised of 26 questions regarding food and nutrition, 14 questions about housing and interior design, 14 questions about textiles and fashion, 24 questions involving human development and interpersonal relationships, 20 questions about family and consumer science education, and 22 questions about resource management.
Human Development and Interpersonal Relationships
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of influences on family relationships, changing roles and lifestyles, the development and education of family members, consumer education, physical and psychological support of family members, parenting and, the creation and maintenance of a stable family unit. Knowledge of family relationships, family recreational opportunities, and stages of family development, retirement, traditional families, single individuals, blended families, and family structures will also be included in this section of the exam.
Family and Consumer Science Education
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of how core academic standards are embedded and reinforced within a family and consumer sciences curriculum to promote student achievement, techniques for creating student-centered learning and laboratory experiences related to family and community, code of ethics for various career fields within family and consumer sciences.
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of time management, organization, decision-making strategies, and identification of family values, goals and standards used in reaching management decisions.
Nutrition and Food
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of food storage and preservation, food preparation, food selection, food purchase, food and meal management, cultural, religious, and ethnic influences on food choices, nutritional guidelines and, the function and source of nutrients. Your knowledge of health problems related to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, bulimia and anorexia will also be assessed.
Textiles, Fashion, and Apparel
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of characteristics in types of fibers, production of fabrics, wardrobe management, and the care of clothing.
Housing and Interior Design
This section of the exam will assess your knowledge of factors that impact consumer housing decisions, interior design, floor plans, traffic patterns, types of housing, and the function of housing.