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 general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHours
EH Composition sequence 3
Natural Science 4
MS 110 Finite Mathematics 3
History 3
FCS 122 Fundamentals of Food Preparation and Meal Management 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
 Hours16
Spring
EH Composition sequence 3
Literature 3
EH 141 Speech 3
Natural Science 4
Social/Behavioral Science 3
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
Fine Arts 1 3
FCS 131 Clothing Construction 3
FCS 200 Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences 2
FCS 215 Introductory Nutrition 3
FCS 232 Textiles 3
 Hours14
Spring
Literature or Fine Arts 3
History or Social Science 3
Social/Behavioral Science 3
FCS 355 Family Life Education (WI) 3
FCS 371 Management of Family Resources 3
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
ED 302 Introductory Foundations in Teacher Education (WI) 3
CTE 350 Professional and Technical Competency for Career and Technical Education 3
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
FCS 325 Quantity Food Production 3
FCS 331 Fashion Fundamentals and Merchandising 3
 Hours15
Spring
CTE 362 Principles of Career Technical Education 3
ESE 383 Content Literacy 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
 Hours15
Summer
ESE 444 Assessment 3
 Hours3
Senior
Fall
CTE 460 Practicum in CTE/FCS 3
CTE 461 Effective Teaching of CTE 3
FCS 471 Family Housing and Interiors 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring
CTE 475 Functions of the Coordinator 3
ED 495 Internship in Education 6
ED 496 Reflective Practices in Education (WI) 3
 Hours12
 Total Hours121

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.