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
FCSC 446Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSC 447Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSC 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 1110GComposition I4
or ENGL 1110H Composition I Honors
English Composition - Level 2
ENGL 2221GWriting in the Humanities and Social Science3
or ENGL 2210G Professional & Technical Communication
Oral Communication:
AXED 2120GEffective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1130GSurvey of Mathematics 13
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 1120G
BIOL 1120L
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1120GIntroduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)4
Choose one from the following:3
Survey of Economics3
Macroeconomic Principles3
Microeconomics Principles3
Area V: Humanities
HIST 1110GUnited States History I3
or HIST 1120G United States History II
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
ARTH 1115GOrientation in Art3
or ARTS 1145G Visual Concepts
General Education Elective
PSYC 1110GIntroduction to Psychology3
Viewing a Wider World
PHLS 301VHuman Sexuality3
One approved VWW course (see advisor) 23
Departmental Requirements
CTFM 1110Fundamentals of Fashion3
CTFM 2130Concepts in Apparel Construction3
CTFM 371Textile Science3
FCST 2135Adolescent Development and the Family3
FCST 301Family Resource Management3
FCST 380Family Dynamics3
FCST 383Parenting and Child Guidance3
FCSC 2330Housing and Interior Design3
FCSC 2250Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
FCSC 345Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
FCSC 445Career and Technical Education Programs (for Youths and Adults)3
FCSC 446Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSC 447Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FSTE 2110GFood Science I4
NUTR 2110Human Nutrition3
FSTE food science 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
NUTR nutrition 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
HRTM 1130Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRTM 2110Safety, Sanitation and Health in the Hospitality Industry1
HRTM 2120Food Production and Service Fundamentals3
HRTM 363Quantity Food Production and Service4
Specific Teaching Requirements
FCSC 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 1130G and ENGL 1110G. 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
ARTH 1115G
Orientation in Art
or Visual Concepts
3
ENGL 1110G
Composition I
or Composition I Honors
4
MATH 1130G Survey of Mathematics 3
PSYC 1110G Introduction to Psychology 3
CTFM 1110 Fundamentals of Fashion (C or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
ENGL 2221G
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
or Professional & Technical Communication
3
BIOL 1120G
BIOL 1120L
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory
4
FCST 2135 Adolescent Development and the Family (C or better) 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Survey of Economics  
Macroeconomic Principles  
Microeconomics Principles  
 Credits13
Second Year
Fall
CHEM 1120G Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 4
HRTM 1130 Introduction to Hospitality Management 3
FCSC 2250 Overview of Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching (C or better) 3
AXED 2120G Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture 3
NUTR 2110 Human Nutrition (C or better) 3
 Credits16
Spring
FCSC 2330 Housing and Interior Design (C or better) 3
HRTM 2110 Safety, Sanitation and Health in the Hospitality Industry 1
CTFM 2130 Concepts in Apparel Construction (C or better) 3
FCST 383 Parenting and Child Guidance (C or better) 3
FSTE 2110G 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
NUTR Upper Division Elective Course (C or better) 3
FCST 301 Family Resource Management (C or better) 3
HIST 1110G
United States History I
or United States History II
3
 Credits15
Spring
FCSC 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 2120 Food Production and Service Fundamentals 3
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
FCST 380 Family Dynamics (C or better) 3
FCSC 445 Career and Technical Education Programs (C or better) 2 3
FCSC 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
FCSC 447 Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences (C or better) 2, 3 3
FCSC 448 Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences (C or better) 2, 3 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120