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

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 58 sch      Required Minor: 26

FMLYCNSMRSCI.BS       CIP Code: 19.0101.00

Overview

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. A successful passing score on the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Content Examination (AAFCS/TX) leads to the Certified Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) national credential. 

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.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3723Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations3
FS 4703Methods of Teaching in Family And Consumer Sciences3
NFS 1302
NFS 1301
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3713
NFS 3722
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4473Nutrition Therapy and Education Methods3
or NFS 4943 Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences
NFS 4701Dietetics As a Profession1
or NFS 3041 Food Protection Management
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Other Requirements

CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
or FS 4773 Family Resource Management
Elective1
Total Semester Credit Hours10

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4106Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences6
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total Semester Credit Hours26
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
NFS 1302
NFS 1301
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Creative Arts Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences 1
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Electives1
Life Sciences Core (BIO 1113/1111 suggested)3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Computer Literacy Exam (optional) 
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Second Year
FallTCCN
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
CSCI 3002 (Prerequisites: CSCI 1403 and CSCI 2433 or Computer Literacy Exam)Advanced Computing Technology 2
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
WS 2013 (GP)Gender and Social Change: An Introduction to Multicultural-Women's Studies 3
Language, Philosophy, or Culture Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
SpringTCCN
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
NFS 3033Nutrition throughout the Life Cycle 3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition 3
Life/Physical Science Core (CHEM 1023 & 1021 Intro. Organic & Physiological Chemistry /w Lab suggested)3
FS 4703Methods of Teaching in Family And Consumer Sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours 18
Third Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 3003 (must be taken with EDUC 3482)Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482 (must be taken with EDUC 3003)Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
NFS 3713
NFS 3722
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
NFS 4943 or 4473 (Nutrition Therapy & Education Methods)Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SpringTCCN
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (& Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 4023Food Product Development 3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems 4
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SummerTCCN
FS 3723 (TEA required course no substitutions)Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations 3
 Semester Credit Hours 3
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
BUS 3003 or FS 4773 (Family Resource Management)Principles of Management 3
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
NFS 4701 or 3041 (Food Protection Management )Dietetics As a Profession 1
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4106Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences 6
 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.  

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.