With its roots in the School of Agriculture, the Division of Home
Economics Education resided within Home Economics since 1913, with a focus on
preparing students to teach home economics in the public schools. Beginning in
1922, students were jointly registered in the Colleges of Education and Home
In 1970, the College of Education placed Home Economics Education
within the Division of Vocational and Technical Education.. Parent education
classes were offered beginning in 1976. A four year bachelor of arts degree was
offered until 1989 when it became a five year program.
In 1990, the College of Home Economics changed its name to the College
of Human Ecology. The department of home economics education evolved into the
family education program in 1994, with a focus on graduate education, parent
education and secondary school teaching.