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Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science students understand the developmental stages of humans from birth to aging adults. They are caring, hard-working and service oriented. Hands-on classroom experiences and research opportunities for Early Childhood Education graduates prepare them to be some of the most highly sought after professionals in early childhood education. Child and Family Services graduates are well prepared to provide support and service to the communities where they are employed. Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education option gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills they will apply in secondary (grades 7 12) schools (FACSED) or county Cooperative Extension Service (FCSES) work.



 
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academy held at OSU
The College of Human Sciences recently hosted the inaugural Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academy. Eight Oklahoma high school seniors spent a week on the Oklahoma State University campus learning about the field family and consumer sciences and the career opportunities available in FCS education through the Cooperative Extension Service and in public schools. In addition to presentations from FCS educators and lessons on how to be an FCS teacher, the students toured the OSU campus including Boone Pickens Stadium and visited a county Cooperative Extension office and high school FCS classrooms.
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Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference on Elder Abuse set for September 26 at OSU
Oklahoma State University will host a special fall edition of the annual Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics conference on September 26. The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater, Okla. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided.

The conference will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Wes Watkins Center in Stillwater, Okla. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided.
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Human Sciences Researchers Received Best Paper Award at AAFCS Conference in St. Louis
Michael J. Merten from Oklahoma State University and Amanda L. Williams from The University of Southern Mississippi received the Best Paper Award for Human Development and Family Studies at the 105th Annual Conference of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) in St. Louis on June 27. Merten is an associate professor of human development and family science in the College of Human Sciences at OSU in Tulsa and Williams is an assistant professor in the child and family studies department of the College of Education and Psychology. The award was presented by Dr. Sharon DeVaney, Editor of the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal.
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