Family and Consumer Sciences
The concentration in Family and Consumer Science Education leads to certification for teaching in secondary schools. Because of the diversity of high school courses they may teach, students take courses in different areas--clothing and textiles, foods and nutrition, consumerism, housing, child development, family relationships, and resource management.
The Family and Consumer Science Education option integrates professional preparation for teaching with subject concentrations leading to teacher certification in both general and occupational Family and Consumer Sciences. The areas of specialized study include those areas most commonly taught in the classroom--Child development, clothing and textiles, consumer education, food and nutrition, housing, family relationships, and careers. The student conducts internship teaching experiences in a school system with a career and technology family and consumer sciences program.