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Education Department: Family and Consumer Science K-12 Certification

Are you interested in teaching individuals about the everyday responsibilities of life, like balancing a check book or cooking a meal?

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program will prepare you to teach in elementary, middle, and high school settings. The concepts taught focus on financial resource management, child development, nutrition, and balancing work, family, and career. In our program, you'll have the opportunity to learn through practical application.

Specialty Courses

FCS 145 Behavioral Aspects of Clothing and Housing 3
FCS 251 Family Resource Management 3
EDUC 300 Early Childhood Curriculum I
EDUC 301 Early Childhood Curriculum II 3
EDUC 004A ECE Practicum 1 & 2 .5,.5
FCS 320 Professional Practice for FCS 3
FCS 411B Methods/Vocational Education 3
FCS 450 Family Services
FCS 452 Parentology 3
N D 103 Basic Foods 3
N D 111 Basic Nutrition 3
BIOL 107 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 3
BIOL 130 Principles Anatomy/Physiology 3
SSCI 425 Children’s Rights 3

General Requirements

EDUC 500 First Semester Certification Seminar 0

EDUC 000


Field Experience (190 clock hours minimum)

Practicum Block



EDUC 502 Multidisciplinary Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 523 Seminar: Psychology of Education 3
PSY 514 Human Development 3
R ED 526 Teaching Content Area Reading 3
S ED 507 Characteristics of Students with Disabilities 3
EDUC 411A Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education 3
S ED 511 Curriculum for Special Needs Learners (taken w/ Student teaching) 3
S ED 539 Behavior Management Approaches 3
EDUC 561 Methods, Materials and Assessment ESL 3
EDUC 442A-Q Student Teaching 3,3
EDUC 595A Student Teaching Seminar 1


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