Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Bachelor of Science in Education)

A Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is offered.  Successful completion of this program includes meeting all requirements and earning a passing score on the edTPA portfolio during the internship semester.  Upon completion of this program and any state-required Praxis Subject Assessments, a student will be eligible to apply for the baccalaureate level Professional Certificate which provides teacher certification for family and consumer sciences (6-12).  Teacher Education Programs may be altered to meet changes in federal and Alabama State Department of Education regulations.  

Majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education are also qualified for positions in Cooperative Extension Service, business, foodservice supervision, and other related fields. 

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about Jax MIX requirements and Alabama Transfers equivalents can be found in their respective section of the catalog.

To become eligible for the Teacher Education Program and upper division education courses, please refer to the Steps to Apply or speak with the Office of Accreditation, Certification, and Partnership Initiatives, room 405 in Pod 4 of the CEPS Complex.

Plan of Study Grid
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
Jax MIX Inquiry: Science 4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (Jax MIX Communication) 3
Jax MIX Experience: History 1 3
FCS 122 Fundamentals of Food Preparation and Meal Management 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
Jax MIX Communication: EH Composition sequence 3
Jax MIX Expression: Fine Arts 3
EH 141 Speech (Jax MIX Communication) 3
Jax MIX Inquiry: Science 4
Jax MIX Experience: Social/Behavioral Science 3
Jax MIX Expression: Literature 1 3
FCS 131 Clothing Construction 3
FCS 202 Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences 3
FCS 215 Introductory Nutrition 3
FCS 232 Textiles 3
Jax MIX Expression 1 3
Jax MIX Experience 1 3
Jax MIX Experience: Social/Behavioral Science 3
FCS 355 Family Life Education (WI) 3
FCS 371 Management of Family Resources 3
FCS 325 Quantity Food Production 3
FCS 331 Fashion Fundamentals and Merchandising 3
CTE 350 Professional and Technical Competency for Career and Technical Education 3
ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
FCS 352 Child Growth and Development (WI) 2
FCS 353 Child Growth and Development Laboratory (WI) 1
FCS 454 Administration and Supervision in Child Care Programs 3
FIN 311 Personal Financial Planning 3
CTE 362 Principles of Career Technical Education 3
ESE 383 Content Literacy 3
ESE 444 Assessment 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
FCS 471 Family Housing and Interiors 3
CTE 460 Practicum in CTE/FCS 3
CTE 461 Effective Teaching of CTE 3
Elective 3
CTE 475 Functions of the Coordinator 3
ED 495 Internship in Education 6
ED 496 Reflective Practices in Education (WI) 3
 Total Hours122

Note: All professional education courses and selected teaching field courses must be completed at JSU and may not be transferred from another institution. Please check with your academic department for a complete list of these courses.