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(1) The program requires that successful candidates:

(a) analyze family, community, and work interrelationships, investigate career paths, examine family and consumer sciences careers, and apply career decision making and transitional processes;

(b) illustrate how each domain of human well-being including social, economic, financial, emotional, spiritual, physical, and intellectual can be enriched in every family and consumer sciences content area;

(c) manage resources responsibly to address the diverse needs and goals of individuals, families, and communities in all family and consumer sciences areas, including, but not limited to, practices related to human, economic, and environmental resources;

(d) apply principles of early childhood, human development, and interpersonal relationships to strengthen relationships for individuals in the family, workplace, and communities throughout the life span;

(e) apply principles of nutrition, culinary arts, and sustainability of wellness practices and address related concerns in a global society;

(f) develop, justify, and implement curricula that address perennial and evolving family, career, and community issues, and reflect the integrative nature of family and consumer sciences, across all academic areas;

(g) create and implement a safe, supportive learning environment that shows sensitivity to diverse needs, values, and characteristics of students, families, and communities, including American Indians and tribes in Montana;

(h) demonstrate ethical professional practice based on the history and philosophy of family and consumer sciences and career and technical education through civic engagement, advocacy, and ongoing professional development;

(i) assess, evaluate, and improve student learning and programs in family and consumer sciences using appropriate criteria, standards, and processes;

(j) integrate leadership strategies from Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) or other sources into the program to develop students' academic growth, application of family and consumer sciences content, leadership, service learning, and career development; and

(k) facilitate each studentꞌs critical thinking and problem solving in family and consumer sciences through varied instructional strategies and technologies and through responsible management of resources in schools, communities, and the workplace.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-1-501, 20-2-121, MCA; NEW, 1979 MAR p. 492, Eff. 5/25/79; AMD, 1984 MAR p. 831, Eff. 5/18/84; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 397, Eff. 3/31/89; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2772, Eff. 10/14/94; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 2406, Eff. 9/8/00; AMD, 2007 MAR p. 190, Eff. 2/9/07; AMD, 2014 MAR p. 2936, Eff. 7/1/15.

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