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

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. A minor in Education is required. Courses for the minor in Education are included in the following degree plan. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Students participate in FCS 4681 student teaching for pre-professional experience.
  7. In addition to the degree and major 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. 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.
  9. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  10. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  11. 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.
  12. 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
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3HDFS 13513
Mathematics Component Code 0203HDFS 13553
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
Choose one of the following:3 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
HDFS 23513HDFS 23533
HDFS 23113Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
Component Area Option Codes 0903Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3
CA 13473Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
 18 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FCS 33033CI 33253
HDFS 33513AG 43433
HDFS 33593HDFS 4352 or 43563
HDFS 43513FCS 43443
NUTR 33623HDFS 43553
SOWK 43153Select one of the following:3
 18 18
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
FCS 43433FCS 46816
AG 43113 
CI 43703 
RDG 33233 
CI 43723 
 15 6
Total Hours: 121