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Consumer Sciences Education Major

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education major will prepare you to teach in educational programs at the secondary and adult levels, and it meets the requirements for the FCS Teaching License required to teach in Ohio schools.

The family and consumer studies program is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of individuals and families across the life span and to prepare students to work in agencies serving children, families, and consumers. Students can create a unique program that reflects their career interests or graduate school goals. Students find employment in a variety of community agencies and businesses related to their areas of study.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor track prepares students to teach in educational programs grade four through adult levels and meets the course requirements for the Family and Consumer Sciences Career/Technical Teaching License required in Ohio's schools.

The track includes 100 hours of supervised field work and one semester of student teaching in a secondary school. Graduates will be required to pass the examination for teachers in order to receive a teaching license. For more information, visit the Human Ecology Department in Cushwa Hall 3325, or contact Dr. Waithaka.

This program will no longer accept new majors beginning in spring 2020. Through the program, you will receive both in-class and field experiences to prepare you for a variety of teaching opportunities after graduation. The Family and Consumer Science Education major is a four-year program with both a specified curriculum to guide you and one semester of supervised student teaching.

In order to obtain the FCS Teaching License, students must pass the Praxis II exam. Here you will find important forms and documents to help guide you through your program. You will take general education courses before moving into the required courses in both the teaching field and professional education.

Through the program, you will receive both in-class and field experiences to prepare you for a variety of teaching opportunities after graduation. The Family and Consumer Science Education major is a four-year program with both a specified curriculum to guide you and one semester of supervised student teaching.

In order to obtain the FCS Teaching License, students must pass the Praxis II exam. The early childhood associate/pre-k, dietetic technician, and hospitality management programs lead to the Associate of Applied Science degree and can be completed in two years.

The bachelor's program for Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor leads to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with eligibility for teaching field licensure in Family and Consumer Sciences. Curriculum sheets for all programs are available at the Human Ecology department office in Room 3303, Cushwa Hall.

The Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Studies, and Dietetic Technician programs will no longer be accepting new majors beginning in Spring 2020. Baccalaureate programs each lead to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science degree.