HOME ECONOMICS EDUCATION (HEED)
The Department of Home Economics Education, the oldest in CHE, was first established in 1922 under the College of Education. Its mission is to develop home economists who are exemplars of knowledge, skills and humanitarian values committed to enabling individuals and families to become effective members of local and global communities through quality instruction, research and extension.
As a sub-discipline of Home Economics, HEED focuses on four areas of integration: 1) home economics education and training, 2) household resource management, 3) entrepreneurship and livelihood education, and 4) consumer education.
● Bachelor of Science in Home Economics (BSHE)
BSHE is a four-year degree program which provides a broad foundation in general home economics, integrating of knowledge from the different areas of home economics, namely: clothing and related arts, food preparation and service, food science and technology and nutrition. The curriculum is bolstered by integrative courses such as : home economics and consumer education, household resource management, entrepreneurship, and research.
● Master of Home Economics (MHE)
The Master of Home Economics (MHE) is designed to a) upgrade the knowledge and skills of home economics teachers in specialized areas in home economics for elementary, high school and college teaching; b) broaden the range of knowledge in different areas of home economics for competent leadership in research, extension, teaching, supervision and administration of academic and non-academic programs and activities.
● Doctor of Philosophy (Home Economics) (PhDHE)
The MHE and PhD (HE) programs are designed for teachers, curriculum planners, researchers, trainers and other practitioners in home economics and related fields such as food, clothing, and childhood education. These graduate programs offer opportunities for academic scholarship, which include a good research program, quality instruction and seminar geared towards the needs of students as well as training and extension work for marginalized communities. Exposures to local and international professional conferences are among the valuable learning experiences of graduate students.