Degree Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy


Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management

First Advisor

David Whaley


The National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (Standards) (Appendix A), adopted in 2004, provide an integrated set of standards which form a framework for program development, implementation and assessment for Family and Consumer Sciences teacher preparation. Periodic review of standards is recommended by organizations involved in standards setting (ISO, 2009; NSTA, 2003). This study explored implementation of the Standards by states and their respective teacher preparation programs and reviewed the 2004 Standards (NSTFCS, 2004). As a result of this investigation, changes to update the Standards were conveyed to the Standards team. A survey methodology was used to determine the status of implementation of the Standards. A modified Delphi technique was used in order to gain consensus on the alignment of the standards with current content and pedagogy. The modified Delphi panel was stratified to include FCS teachers, teacher educators, specialists and administrators from two organizations- National Association of Teacher Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences and National Association of State Administrators of Family and Consumer Sciences. The findings provide recommendations for a Standards update and strategies for sharing, integrating and implementing the Standards at the state and institutional level.


Copyright Owner

Karen Marie Bergh



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117 pages