Two students from Mt. Vernon High School have achieved their Pre-Professional Certification in Education Fundamentals from the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ organization. This accomplishment will give the students a head start in their pursuit of a career in education.
The purpose of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences’ (AAFCS) accreditation program is to strengthen family and consumer sciences education at the college and university levels. AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed quality standards established by the Council for Accreditation. The AAFCS’ credentialing center accredits Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) baccalaureate programs, administers FCS competency exams, and certifies professionals and pre-professionals in family and consumer sciences.
The AAFCS Pre-Professional Assessment and Certification Programs measure competencies of FCS professionals and pre-professionals using high-quality, rigorous assessments. These programs also award standards-based and industry recognized FCS pre-professional certification and nationally recognized professional certifications.
The following students received their Career & Technical Education Pre-Professional Certification from the AAFCS in Education Fundamentals: Gabrielle Morris (will be attending IUPUI) and Danielle Nuckols (will be attending Franklin College). The students plan on pursuing education after high school. To view detailed information on the National Certification exam click here.
Students interested in pursuing education as a major in college can get a jump start by enrolling in the Education Professions class at Mt. Vernon High School. During the 2015-2016 school year students will also have the opportunity to receive dual credit with IVY Tech upon certification in the class and meeting test score standards established by IVY Tech.