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 2.5 or higher, and a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher in family and consumer sciences courses;
  2. a C or better in all departmental courses; and
  3. recommendation of the advisor.

You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher before enrolling in the following FCSE courses:

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.

Departmental Requirements
CTFM 178Fundamentals of Fashion3
CTFM 273Concepts in Apparel Construction3
CTFM 371Textile Science3
FCS 181Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships3
FCS 210Infancy and Early Childhood in the Family3
FCS 212Adolescent Development and the Family3
FCS 301Personal and Family Finance3
FCS 302Consumer Practices and Problems for Families3
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 Programs3
FCSE 446Teaching Methods I for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 447Teaching Methods II for Family and Consumer Sciences3
FSTE 164GIntroduction to Food Science and Technology4
FSTE 263GFood Science I4
FSTE food science 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
HNDS nutrition 300+ elective (see advisor for selections)3
Nondepartmental Requirements
HRTM 221Introduction to Hospitality Management3
HRTM 231Safety, Sanitation and Health in the Hospitality Industry2
HRTM 363Quantity Food Production and Service6
Select one from the following:3
Technology and Communication for Business Management3
Computer Literacy3
Introduction to Computerized Information Systems3
Viewing a Wider World
Select two from the following:6
Human Sexuality3
Consumers and the Law3
Consumer Behavior3
One approved VWW Course
Specific Teaching Requirements
FCSE 448Supervised Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences12
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society3
RDG 414Content Area Literacy3
Total Credits103