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- Available Lessons: 234
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
- New lessons are still being added
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Course SummaryUse this comprehensive study guide course to prepare for the NES Family and Consumer Sciences exam. The course contains short lessons and practice quizzes that are designed to get you fully prepared for this computer-based teacher certification assessment. This Study.com course was last updated in 2018.
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If you're an aspiring family and consumer sciences teacher, your state may require you to take the NES Family and Consumer Sciences exam. This course can help you review and master the concepts you'll need to know by the day of your exam. Use any computer or mobile device to access this course's lessons on human development, nutrition, resource management, consumer rights and workplace skills. The course's flexible online format makes it easy to study wherever and whenever it's convenient for you. You'll also have access to our subject-matter experts who can answer any questions you may have about the topics that appear on the NES test.
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Syllabus & Course Information
In this course, you'll review the types of concepts that are found on the NES Family and Consumer Sciences assessment. As a comprehensive test preparation resource, the course helps you solidify the pedagogical knowledge that's required for teaching family and consumer sciences, such as a thorough understanding of nutrition, workplace skills, human growth and development, interpersonal relationships, personal finance and more. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
- Outline parenthood preparation methods and parenting styles
- Explain the development of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children and adolescents
- Recognize the characteristics of human relationships
- Discuss the connections between communication and conflicts in relationships
- Describe effective stress and crisis management skills
- Evaluate the functions and sources of nutrients
- Assess food preparation, safety and storage methods
- Name factors that contribute to personal and family wellness
- Use resource management skills
- Understand the basics of personal insurance coverage options
- Identify education and career paths in the family and consumer sciences
- Utilize essential career skills
The course's 180 lessons are grouped into 22 chapters, and to help you reinforce your understanding of these family and consumer science topics, we've included short self-assessment quizzes and comprehensive chapter exams. Work through the course at your own pace, and feel free to use the Ask the Expert feature if you have any questions about the material.
NES Family and Consumer Sciences Exam Information
Certain states, such as New Mexico and Oregon, use the NES Family and Consumer Sciences exam as part of the teacher certification process for the subject. The exam measures the content knowledge that family and consumer sciences teacher need to know in order to teach professionally.
- Number of Questions: 150
- Question Types: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 3 hours
- Exam Cost: $95
NES Family and Consumer Sciences Exam Breakdown
|NES Family and Consumer Sciences Exam Concept||Percent of the NES Family and Consumer Sciences Exam||Approximate Number of Questions||Chapter Lessons|
|Human development and relationships||33%||50||109|
|Resource management and consumer skills||25%||37||22|
|Nutrition and foods||25%||37||37|
|Workplace skills and careers||17%||26||12|
NES Family and Consumer Sciences Preparation & Registration
The content of this course can make your test preparation experience flexible, efficient and effective. Our lessons use a simplified and entertaining instructional approach so you can easily understand family and consumer science topics and enjoy the studying process. You can make sure you fully comprehend the information by taking the lesson quizzes, chapter exams and final course assessment. Print the lesson transcripts to take notes and study offline, and revisit the lessons if you need to brush up on a specific exam topic.
You can register for this exam on the official NES website. After creating an account, you'll be able to select your desired test date and location. NES testing sites are located throughout the United States, and most exams are offered year-round. Upon registration, you'll need to agree to all NES testing rules and policies.
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