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 Courses 

Minimum semester hours in Family and Consumer Sciences courses: 50 semester hours chosen from the following:

Child Development

Clothing and Fashion Merchandising

Food and Nutrition

Interior Design and Housing

or

Consumer Resource Management

or

Additional Required Courses

From the General Education Requirements

 

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

Humanities and Social Sciences

or

Professional Education Requirements for Family and Consumer Sciences (7-12) Licensure – 34 hours 

Professional Education, General

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Internship – last semester of teacher education program

Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490.

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Contact Information
Heather Bower
Assistant Professor; Department Head, Education
207-B Ledford
(919) 760-8061
bowerhea@meredith.edu
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