Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Family and Child Development (Teacher Certification in Human Development and Family Studies, Grades 8-12)

Minimum required: 121 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 Human Development and Family Studies is required to take specialized courses including infant and toddler development, child development, family life education, creative activities for children, and administration of programs for young children.
  3. As a condition for participation in a child development class that requires either observation or participation at the campus Child Development Center, students must undergo a criminal background check and provide verification of an annual TB test.
  4. As a condition for placement in an internship site, students must complete a criminal background check and meet any additional requirements set by the internship site.
  5. Students participate in FCS 4681 student teaching for pre-professional experience.
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  7. In addition to the degree, major, and minor requirements, students must also complete 21 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to FCS 4681.
  8. Majors must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  9. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  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.

 Course Requirements

FreshmanHours
FCS 13103
FCD 13513
FCD 13553
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
(Mathematics Component Code 020)3
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
 31
SophomoreHours
FCD 23513
FCD 23523
FCD 23533
CA 13413
CA 13473
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
POSI 23103
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
 30
JuniorHours
POSI 23203
CI 43323
FCD 33513
FCD 33533
CI 33253
CA 33413
FCS 43433
NUTR 33623
SOWK 43153
(Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
 30
SeniorHours
AG 43113
AG 43433
CI 43703
FCD 43513
FCD 43523
FCD 43553
FCS 43443
FCS 46816
RDG 33233
 30
Total Hours: 121