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Nutrition and Food Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Education Concentration, B.S.


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Janet Colson, program director
Janet.Colson@mtsu.edu

The Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Education (FCSSE) concentration of the Nutrition and Food Science program offers preparation for students to teach Family and Consumer Science (FCS) in grades 6-12. Licensure to teach FCS requires a bachelor’s degree from an institution approved for the training of teachers in FCS and its occupational areas. A minor in Secondary Education is also required. Students may select one of two occupational endorsements as a required part of the major and choose to have the second endorsement by taking six additional hours. Those who complete the program are qualified to teach in vocationally reimbursed FCS programs as well as non-reimbursed programs.

Academic Map


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

Nutrition and Food Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Education, B.S., Academic Map   

Degree Requirements


General Education 41 hours
Major Requirements 49 hours
Secondary Education Minor 30 hours
TOTAL 120 hours

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.

Major Requirements (49 hours)


Nutrition and Food Science Core (6 hours)


Endorsement Area (6 hours)


Students must select the remaining 6 credit hours to complete one of the endorsement options. One of the teaching residencies must align with the endorsement option selected.

Option A: Early Childhood Care and Services (6 hours)

Option B: Food  Production and Management Services (6 hours)

Secondary Education Minor (30 hours)


See Secondary Education Minor  for further information.

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


Students who complete the degree as outlined above will graduate with one endorsement in one of the two occupational areas-early childhood care and services (#451) or food production and management services (#453). Current FCS teachers who already have the basic FACS endorsement (#450) may add an endorsement by completing the required 9 semester hours of additional coursework.

Endorsements and the required courses are listed below.

Option A: Early Childhood Care and Services (9 hours)

Option B: Food Production and Management Services (12 hours)

Curriculum: Nutrition and Food Science, Family and Consumer Sciences Secondary Education


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

Freshman Fall


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Sophomore Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Junior Spring


Subtotal: 16 Hours


Senior Fall


Subtotal: 15 Hours


Subtotal: 12 Hours


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