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
CD – 234Development of the Young Child (3 cr.)
CD – 334Infant Development (3 cr.)
CD – 335Families and Close Relationships (3 cr.)
Clothing and Fashion Merchandising
FMD – 115Principles of Clothing Construction (3 cr.)
FMD – 418Textiles (3 cr.)
Food and Nutrition
FN – 124Principles of Food (3 cr.)
FN – 126Principles of Food Laboratory (1 cr.)
FN – 227Introductory Nutrition (3 cr.)
FN – 310Food Service Management Systems I (3 cr.)
FN – 312Food Service Management Systems Lab for FCS (1 cr.)
Interior Design and Housing
ID – 245Housing Issues (3 cr.)
ID – 144Interior Design I (3 cr.)
or
ART – 144Interior Design I (3 cr.)
Consumer Resource Management
FCS – 355Family Resource Management (3 cr.)
FCS – 274Personal Finance (3 cr.)
or
ECO – 274Personal Finance (3 cr.)
Additional Required Courses
HED – 100Contemporary Health Issues (2 cr.)
FCS – 290Foundations in Family and Consumer Sciences (1 cr.)
CD – 404Families 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 – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

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

Professional Education, General
EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 350Teaching in the Middle School (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods
FCS – 764Methods of Teaching Family & Consumer Sciences (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
FCS – 765Family & Consumer Sciences Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

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

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