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Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12) Licensure


The family and consumer sciences teacher education licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of middle and high school students studying family and consumer sciences. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements
To earn family and consumer sciences teacher licensure, students must complete the requirements for general education and their chosen major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.


Family & Consumer Sciences (7-12) Licensure
Concentration in Major CoursesMinimum semester hours in Family and Consumer Sciences courses: 50 semester hours chosen from the following:
Child Development
CD - 234: Development of the Young Child (3 cr.)
CD - 334: Infant Development (3 cr.)
CD - 335: Families and Close Relationships (3 cr.)
Clothing and Fashion Merchandising
FMD - 115: Principles of Clothing Construction (3 cr.)
FMD - 418: Textiles (3 cr.)
Food and Nutrition
FN - 124: Principles of Food (3 cr.)
FN - 126: Principles of Food Laboratory (1 cr.)
FN - 227: Introductory Nutrition (3 cr.)
FN - 310: Food Service Management Systems I (3 cr.)
FN - 312: Food Service Management Systems Lab for FCS (1 cr.)
Interior Design and Housing
ID - 245: Housing Issues (3 cr.)
ID - 144: Interior Design I (3 cr.)
or
ART - 144: (3 cr.)
Consumer Resource Management
FCS - 355: Family Resource Management (3 cr.)
FCS - 274: Consumer Economics (3 cr.)
or
ECO - 274: Consumer Economics (3 cr.)
Additional Required Courses
HED - 100: Contemporary Health Issues (2 cr.)
FCS - 290: Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences (1 cr.)
CD - 404: Families in a Global Context (3 cr.)

From the General Education Requirements
The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
Humanities and Social Sciences
PSY - 312: Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC - 335: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Professional Education Requirements for Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12) LicensureProfessional Education, General
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 350: Teaching in the Middle School (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 436: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
Professional Education, Methods
FCS - 764: Methods of Teaching Family & Consumer Sciences (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
FCS - 765: Family & Consumer Sciences Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship - last semester of teacher education program
EDU - 460: Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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