B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences (8-12 Human Development and Family Studies Certification)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 40 sch      Required Minor: 26 sch

FMLYCNSMRSCI.BS       CIP Code: 19.0101.00

Overview

The Family and Consumer Sciences Specialized Teacher Certification in Human Development and Family Studies offers the opportunity to teach only human development and family studies courses at grades 8-12 in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. 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. 

For additional information on admission to the Teacher Education Program, 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 for additional information: 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 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective3
or FS 3523 The Care and Education of Children: A Global Perspective
FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family3
FS 3723Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
or FS 4803 Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives
FS 4523Family Development3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences3
FS 4703Methods of Teaching in Family And Consumer Sciences3
FS 4773Family Resource Management3
Total Semester Credit Hours40

Other Requirements

CSCI 3002Advanced Computing Technology2
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
Electives7
Total Semester Credit Hours12

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

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First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
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
FS 2003 or 3523 (Care & Education of Children: GP)Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective 3
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Electives2
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
Computer Literacy Exam (optional) 
 Semester Credit Hours 17
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
Electives3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 17
SpringTCCN
FS 3513 (Required for Teacher Certification.)Childhood and Adolescence 3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
FS 4103 or 4803 (Public Policy: FS Perspective)Issues and Trends in Family Sciences 3
FS 4523Family Development 3
FS 4533 or 3613 (Crisis in the American Family)Communication and the Family 3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
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
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
Electives2
FS 4773Family Resource Management 3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SummerTCCN
FS 3723 (TEA required course no substitutions)Field Experience in Family and Consumer Sciences Occupations 3
 Semester Credit Hours 3
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences 3
FS 4703 (TEA required course no substitutions)Methods of Teaching in Family And Consumer Sciences 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4106Student Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences 6
 Semester Credit Hours 6
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

Recommended Electives List

FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 2503Development of Infants and Toddlers3
FS 2563Childhood Guidance3
FS 3403Concept Development in Early Childhood Programs3
FS 3563Creative Arts and Literature for Young Children3
FS 3713Family Housing3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
FS 4713Family Economics3
FS 4733Family Financial Planning3

(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.

Certified Family Life Educator

FS 1513Human Development (CFLE elective)3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family (CFLE elective)3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education (CFLE elective)3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
FS 4523Family Development3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences3
FS 4773Family Resource Management3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II3

The B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.  Above courses must be completed in order to qualify for the abbreviated CFLE application process