Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

This major prepares you to teach in middle or high school or in other settings such as the Cooperative Extension Service or community agencies. The major is an accredited education program which meets the teacher licensure requirements for the State of New Mexico. In the spring semester of the senior year, you will apply all the principles of teaching that you have learned in a semester of student teaching in a selected school. Requirements for admission to the student teaching component of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education are

  1. an overall grade-point average of 2.75 or higher, and a grade-point average of 2.75 or higher in family and consumer sciences courses;
  2. evidence of passing NES Essential Academic Tests I, II, III;
  3. a C or better in all departmental courses; and
  4. recommendation of the advisor.

You must have passed the NES Essential Academic Tests I, II, III  and you must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher before enrolling in the following FCSE courses:

Prefix Title Credits
FCSE 446Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 447Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 448Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences12

Requirements

A list of specific requirements is available in the department. Please check with your advisor.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition4
or ENGL 111GH Rhetoric and Composition Honors
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 211GWriting in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
Oral Communication:
AXED 201GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 210GMathematics Appreciation 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 101G
101GL
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry4
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Economics3
Principles of Macroeconomics3
Principles of Microeconomics3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 201GIntroduction to Early American History3
or HIST 202G Introduction to Recent American History
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ART 101GOrientation in Art3
or ART 110G Visual Concepts
General Education Elective
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology3
Viewing a Wider World
PHLS 301VHuman Sexuality3
One approved VWW course (see advisor) 23
Departmental Requirements
CTFM 178Fundamentals of Fashion3
CTFM 273Basics of Apparel Construction3
CTFM 371Textile Science3
FCS 212Adolescent Development and the Family3
FCS 301Family Resource Management3
FCS 380Family Dynamics3
FCS 383Parenting and Child Guidance3
FCSE 235Housing and Interior Design3
FCSE 245Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
FCSE 345Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
FCSE 445Career and Technical Education Programs (for Youth and Adults)3
FCSE 446Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 447Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FSTE 263GFood Science I4
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
FSTE food science 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
HNDS nutrition 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
HRTM 221Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRTM 231Food Safety and Sanitation in the Hospitality Industry1
HRTM 263Food Production and Service Fundamentals3
HRTM 363Quantity Food Production and Service4
Specific Teaching Requirements
FCSE 448Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences (Specific Teaching Requirements)12
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
Second Lanuage: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1200
Total Credits120

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 210G and ENGL 111G. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ART 101G
Orientation in Art
or Visual Concepts
3
ENGL 111G
Rhetoric and Composition
or Rhetoric and Composition Honors
4
MATH 210G Mathematics Appreciation 3
PSY 201G Introduction to Psychology 3
CTFM 178 Fundamentals of Fashion (C or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
ENGL 211G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or Technical and Scientific Communication
3
BIOL 101G
101GL
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
FCS 212 Adolescent Development and the Family (C or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Economics  
Principles of Macroeconomics  
Principles of Microeconomics  
 Credits13
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 110G Principles and Applications of Chemistry 4
HRTM 221 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
FCSE 245 Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching (C or better) 3
AXED 201G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations 3
HNDS 251 Human Nutrition (C or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
FCSE 235 Housing and Interior Design (C or better) 3
HRTM 231 Food Safety and Sanitation in the Hospitality Industry 1
CTFM 273 Basics of Apparel Construction (C or better) 3
FCS 383 Parenting and Child Guidance (C or better) 3
FSTE 263G Food Science I (C or better) 4
 Credits14
Third Year
Fall
VWW - Viewing A Wider Course 1 3
CTFM 371 Textile Science (C or better) 3
HNDS Upper Division Elective Course (C or better) 3
FCS 301 Family Resource Management (C or better) 3
HIST 201G
Introduction to Early American History
or Introduction to Recent American History
3
 Credits15
Spring
FCSE 345 Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching (C or better) 3
HRTM 363 Quantity Food Production and Service 4
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
FSTE Upper Divison Elective Course (C or better) 3
HRTM 263 Food Production and Service Fundamentals 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
FCS 380 Family Dynamics (C or better) 3
FCSE 445 Career and Technical Education Programs (C or better) 2 3
FCSE 446 Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences (C or better) 2, 3 3
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy 2 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 1 3
 Credits15
Spring
FCSE 447 Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences (C or better) 2, 3 3
FCSE 448 Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences (C or better) 2, 3 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120