Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Consumer Affairs (Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences, Grades Six through Twelve)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to general education core curriculum and degree requirements, this major pursuing teacher certification in Family and Consumer Sciences is required to take specialized courses in nutrition and foods, human development and family sciences, fashion merchandising, interior design, consumer affairs, and family and consumer sciences.
  3. A minor in Education is required. Courses for the minor in Education are included in the following degree plan. 
  4. Students participate in FCS 4681 student teaching for pre-professional experience.
  5. In addition to the degree and major requirements, students must also complete 12 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to FCS 4681.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have an Overall GPA of at least 2.75, as well as grades of “C” or better in all courses within the Major(s), Teaching Field(s), Certification area(s), and/or in the Education Minor
  7. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  8. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  9. Students must demonstrate competency in basic clothing construction techniques.
  10. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.
  11. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
CA 13473Choose 1 of the following:3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3 
HDFS 13553 
American History Component Code 0603 
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
Mathematics Component Code 0203HDFS 13513
 American History Component Code 0603
 PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or PHIL 2306])3
 COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 16 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315])3ID 13103
FCS 33033NUTR 13623
FM 13323NUTR 11621
Life and Physical Science Component Code 0303ENG Literature Component Area Option Code 090/0943
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3Life and Physical Science Component Code 0303
 18 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 43103AG 43433
FM 23353CI 33253
ID 23213FCS 43443
NUTR 43673HDFS 23513
NUTR 41671NUTR 33623
Choose 1 of the following:3 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
AG 43113FCS 468116
CI 43703 
FCS 43433 
RDG 33233 
CI 43723 
 15 6
Total Hours: 120

 All coursework must be completed prior to this semester, no other courses may be taken during the student teaching semester.