Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Most Frequently Asked Question About My Degree Plan...And Finally An Answer

Back in May I wrote about my degree plan in Homemaking. I shared about the program as well as the instructors.

First of all, I am happy to announce that the program is moving in a different direction. For most 'liberal arts' schools these types of programs are known as Home Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences.

Being under the label of "HE-FCS" opens up the door to papers being published, scholarship opportunities and several other opportunities with the National Honor Society for the Human Sciences. The program here at the Seminary is well on its way to opening up those doors for those opportunities.

Often when I get into conversations about what I am working on in my education the one question I get asked the most is

"What can you do with that degree? What do you plan to do when you finish?"
For a long time I would by pass that question. I would make a comment like, "Well there are a number of things that I can do." Or I would say, "Oh I don't know. I just love that I have the opportunity to learn from a real Titus 2 model."

The truth is the second answer was more along the lines of how I felt. I made the decision to jump into this program so quickly that I hadn't really thought about the plan of what I wanted to do with the degree once I had it. I know I will still be knee deep in homeschooling when I finish my degree so I really had to think about what I might want to do.

And the more I talked with people, watched what was going on around me, and really processed through everything I think I finally figured out what it is I want to do when I finish my degree.

I want to teach others everything I have learned.

I know that I will be teaching my own children the things that she needs to know but I want to be able to share with others as well. I believe that God has given us instructions on how we are to be wives and mothers. I also believe that in today's society our homes are under attack. I want to help to shed light on the Titus 2 model as well as the picture of the Proverbs 31 woman. 

To be honest, sharing this is scary. You see, I have never really thought that I have what it takes to be a teacher of any kind. I know I teach my children every day, and I feel like I am good at that. I am good at teaching children. However, I have never thought I was good at teaching anyone over the age of 8. So to think about teaching anyone older than that is scary.

But that is my dream. That is what I want to be when I grow up. And that is what one of the options for what to do with a degree in Home Economics-Family and Consumer Sciences.


  1. Follow the Father's leading and you will be JUST fine. Blessings!

  2. I love that with your degree you learned what you are passionate about and wa t to pass it on too many get a degree and aren't passionate about it.

  3. Awesome to catch up with you! And so glad you made this decision! There's so many young people who need this instruction and so few who can give it! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. In teaching, it's always important to remember why you are doing what you're doing and who you are doing it for. From the looks and sounds of it, you're in the right path. No matter the subject matter, I think you'll succeed in pursuing your passions. Thank you so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week!

  5. Oh how DOPE! I didnt even know you could get a degree in this, good for you!I have always said this is what I wanted to do when I have a family! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Elizabeth,
    When I went through seminary it felt overwhelming at times, but then it seemed to be done very quickly. Like many things in life it seems to take forever at the time.