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Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Hours71 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.
At least 18 hours of major credit must be taken in residency at BYU.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Students must request to be added to the pre-teaching major initially. Upon completing some basic requirements, they will be eligible to apply for the teaching major.
Students must complete SFL 276R prior to applying for the teaching major.
requirement 1 Complete 1 course
Complete the following human development course:
requirement 2 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following early childhood learning experiences practice with lab concurrently:
requirement 3 Complete 1 course
Complete the following consumer and the market, family finance, family resource management courses:
requirement 4 Complete 1 course
Complete the following nutrition through the life cycle course:
requirement 5 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following food preparation and meal management courses:
requirement 6 Complete 2 courses
Complete the following food science with lab courses:
requirement 7 Complete 1 course
Complete the following introduction to housing and interior design course:
requirement 8 Complete 1 course
Complete the following textiles course:
requirement 9 Complete 1 course
Complete the following residential technology or housing: societal/environmental issues course:
requirement 10 Complete 1 course
Complete the following basic clothing construction course:
requirement 11 Complete 1 course
Complete the following intermediate clothing construction and alterations course:
requirement 13 Complete 1 course
Complete the following clothing selection and psychology of clothing course:
requirement 15 Complete 3 options
Professional education component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
option 15.2 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: 3 hours of SFL 276R are required.
Note: Fingerprinting and FBI clearance must be completed before registration in SFL 276R.
option 15.3 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their Educator accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their PPAT to the Educator account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Complete the Praxis II test.
Advanced Written and Oral Communication: SFL 315 is strongly recommended.
Program Outcomes: 

Instructional Design and Reflection

Identify and use a variety of instructional strategies and tools of inquiry in Family and Consumer Sciences to create learning experiences that encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

Basic Utah Effective Teaching Standards

Demonstrate basic competence in the ten Utah Effective Teaching Standards established by the Department of Education of the State of Utah.

Family and Consumer Sciences Content

Demonstrate an understanding of the core concepts and principles associated with the Family and Consumer Sciences curricula taught in secondary classrooms (related to child development, family studies, foods and nutrition, clothing, home management, and interior design).