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
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
Creative Arts Core3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
 Semester Credit Hours 17
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences1
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
NFS 2033
NFS 2031 (& Lab)
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
 Semester Credit Hours 16
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 Government GOVT 23053
Life/Physical Science Core (CHEM 1013 & 1011 "Intro. Chemistry /w Lab" suggested)3
CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core (CHEM 1023 & 1021 "Intro. Organic & Physiological Chemistry /w Lab" suggested)3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 1302
NFS 1301 (& Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
( HECO 1315) and ( HECO 1315)3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
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 Exceptionalities EDUC 23013
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
 Semester Credit Hours 16
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 Hours 17
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 Hours 16
EDUC 4106Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences6
 Semester Credit Hours 6
 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 minimum scores (Reading = 260; Math = 240; Writing = 240) OR Accuplacer minimum scores (Reading = 80; Math = 65; Writing-Sentence = 82; Writing-Essay = 6)
  • TExES - Pedagogy & Professional Responsibility minimum score of 240 and AAFCS - Texas Teacher Certification Version – Family & Consumer Sciences 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.  A successful passing score on the AAFCS/TX Content Examination leads to the Certified Family and Consumer Sciences credential.

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.