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Family & Consumer Sciences Education (BS)

Family Life Bachelors BS

Variable Credit Min


Variable Credit Max


Major Academic Plan


Instructional Design and Reflection

Learning Outcome

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

Learning Outcome

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

Learning Outcome

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).

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:

course - Human Development 3.0

Requirement 2 —Complete 2 Courses

Complete the following early childhood learning experiences practice with lab concurrently:

course - Foundations of DAP 1.0

course - DAP Practicum 3.0

Requirement 3 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following consumer and the market, family finance, family resource management courses:

course - Family Finance 3.0

Requirement 4 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following nutrition through the life cycle course:

course - Essentials of Human Nutrition 3.0

Requirement 5 —Complete 2 Courses

Complete the following food preparation and meal management courses:

course - Food Preparation in the Home 2.0

course - Advanced Food Preparation 3.0

Requirement 6 —Complete 2 Courses

Complete the following food science with lab courses:

course - Intro Food Science 3.0

course - Essentials of Food Sci Lab 1.0

Requirement 7 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following introduction to housing and interior design course:

course - Introduction to Interiors 3.0

Requirement 8 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following textiles course:

course - Textiles 3.0

Requirement 9 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following residential technology or housing: societal/environmental issues course:

course - Design in the Home 3.0

Requirement 10 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following basic clothing construction course:

course - Basics of Clothing Constructn - You may take once 3.0

Requirement 11 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following intermediate clothing construction and alterations course:

course - Intermed Clothing Construction 3.0

Requirement 12 —Complete 1 of 3 Courses

Complete one of the following Family Relation courses:

course - Gender Development in Families 3.0

course - Addiction Recovery Healing 3.0

course - Intro to Social Work 3.0

Requirement 13 —Complete 1 Course

Complete the following clothing selection and psychology of clothing course:

course - Dynamics of Clothing 3.0

Requirement 14 —Complete 4 Courses

Complete the following professional practice courses concurrently:

course - Consumer Sciences Technology 1.0

course - Tchg Mthds in Fam&Cons Sci Ed 3.0

course - Practicum in Secondary Educ 1.0

course - Class & Lab management 1.0

Requirement 15 —Complete 3 Requirements

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.

Requirement 15.1 —Complete 3 Courses

course - Educ Stdnts w/Disablts in ScEd 2.0

course - Adolescent Development 2.0

course - Multi Cult Ed for Sc Ed 3.0

Requirement 15.2 —Complete 3 hours

Note: 3 hours of SFL 276R are required.

course - Exploration of Tchg-Fam & CS - You may take once 3.0

Note: Fingerprinting and FBI clearance must be completed before registration in SFL 276R.

Requirement 15.3 —Complete 12 hours

course - Student Teaching - You may take up to 12.0 credit hours 12.0

course - Secondary Teaching Internship - You may take up to 12.0 credit hours 12.0

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.

Recommended Courses are not required to complete the program

Advanced Written and Oral Communication: SFL 315 is strongly recommended.

course - Effective Writing & Presenting 3.0