B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences (8-12 Hospitality, Nutrition, & Food Sciences Certification)

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Total Semester Credit Hours Required

120 semester credit hours.


58 semester credit hours.


20 semester credit hours.

General Description

The Family and Consumer Sciences Specialized Teacher Certification in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science offers the opportunity to teach only hospitality, nutrition, and food science courses at grades 8-12 in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Admission to Teacher Education requires acceptable scores on assessment exam and student has been admitted to the Teacher Education Program. No professional education classes can be taken until acceptable assessment exam scores are achieved. For additional information, see the College of Professional Education in this catalog.

All undergraduate students seeking initial Texas teacher certification through Texas Woman’s University must complete the Education Minor. Students not seeking FCS teacher certification should select a new major area of study. See department website: www.twu.edu/family-sciences .

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (8-12 Hospitality, Nutrition & Food Science Certification) Program of Study

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience1
ENG 1013Composition I3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy3
Creative Arts Core3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
 Semester Credit Hours17
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences1
ENG 1023Composition II3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
NFS 2033
  & NFS 2031 (& Lab)
Food Microbiology
   and Food Microbiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
WS 2013 (GP)Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural-Women's Studies3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
 Semester Credit Hours17
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Life/Physical Science Core3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 1302
  & NFS 1301 (& Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
   and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
FS 3723 (Satisfies oral communication proficiency for TEA purposes.)Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations3
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
 Semester Credit Hours16
NFS 3323
  & NFS 3321 (& Lab)
Food Science
   and Food Science Laboratory
NFS 3713
  & NFS 3722 (& Lab)
Quantity Food Production and Service
   and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
 Semester Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
FS 4703Methods of Teaching in Family And Consumer Sciences3
BUS 3003 or FS 4773Principles of Management3
NFS 4701 or 3041Dietetics As a Profession1
NFS 4473 or 4943Nutrition Therapy and Education Methods3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
 Semester Credit Hours16
EDUC 4106Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences6
 Semester Credit Hours6
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.

Requirements for Certification:

1.  Admission to Teacher Education requires:

  • GPA 2.75 (minimum)
  • TASP/THEA (R = 260; M = 240; W = 240) OR Accuplacer (R = 80; M = 65; W-Sentence = 82; W-Essay = 6)
  • TExES - Pedagogy & Professional Responsibility (160) and AAFCS - Texas Teacher Certification Version – Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS - 200) – Composite Examination
  • Demonstration of Oral Communication Proficiency

2.  Teacher certification candidates must pass a basic literacy (TASP/THEA OR Accuplacer) test, the TExES test in Secondary Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility, and the AAFCS/CFC – Texas Teacher Certification Version - for the content field in which the candidate intends to teach.

3.  No grade below a C will be accepted for course work completed in major or minor.

4.  Successful completion of student teaching is a requirement for Family and Consumer Science majors.