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  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences Education Concentration, B.S.


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Department of Human Sciences 
615-898-2884
Beth Emery, program coordinator
Beth.Emery@mtsu.edu
 

The curriculum leading to a major in Family and Consumer Studies is designed primarily for preparation in broad areas of the field. Electives may be used to build strong combinations with other fields of interest. A major in Family and Consumer Studies requires the selection of one concentration from the two available plus one minor outside the field of human sciences.

The concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers preparation for students to teach family and consumer sciences education in grades 6-12. Licensure to teach family and consumer sciences requires a bachelor’s degree from an institution approved for the training of teachers in family and consumer sciences and its occupational areas. A minor in Secondary Education is also required.

Occupational endorsements may be added but are not a required part of the major. Those who successfully complete the program are qualified to teach in vocationally reimbursed family and consumer sciences programs as well as nonreimbursed programs. This curriculum also offers preparation for extension service, business, consumer services, and government agencies.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Secondary Education Minor (27 hours)


See Secondary Education Minor  for further information.

Total hours in program: 121


Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) Add-On Endorsements


The programs of study leading to endorsements in the three occupational areas-early childhood care and services (#451), clothing management production (#452), and food production and management services (#453) are included in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education major and offered as additional endorsements to the basic FACS endorsement (#450). Each endorsement requires 12 semester hours of additional coursework. The 453 endorsement is also offered for graduate credit.

Endorsements and courses are listed below.

Option A: Early Childhood Care and Services (12 hours)


Curriculum: Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Consumer Studies Education


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 33 Hours


Subtotal: 31 Hours


Subtotal: 27 Hours


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