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Family & Consumer Sciences Career & Technical Education Teaching Major,B.S.

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This bachelor of sciences teaching major satisfies the endorsement for family and consumer sciences education.

Special requirements:
Students wishing to obtain a teaching certificate in family and consumer sciences education will:
  • complete the family and consumer sciences career and technical education teaching major,
  • successfully complete FCSG 205 before being fully admitted to the major,
  • have a university-level cumulative GPA of at least 2.30 for full admission to this major and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the major to exit the program and to graduate for CWU with teacher certification,
  • earn a grade of C in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements,
  • apply, be accepted into and complete the teacher preparation program,
  • student teach in a CTE approved program,
  • hold a valid first aid card with CPR,
  • complete 2,000 hours of paid work experience in the last six years and
  • provide documentation of occupational safety.

Required Courses


  • FCSA 351 - Sociocultural Aspects of Apparel Credits: (3)
  • FCSA 355 - Consumer Textiles Credits: (4)
  • FCSC 371 - Consumer Awareness Credits: (3)
  • FCSC 472 - Life Management Credits: (5)
  • FCSE 326 - Curriculum in Career and Technical Education for Family and Consumer Sciences. Credits: (3)
  • FCSE 421 - Adult Education Credits: (3)
  • FCSE 422 - Impact of Education Reform on FCS Credits: (2)
  • FCSE 426 - Methods and Materials of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Credits: (3)
  • FCSF 232 - Child Development Credits: (3)
  • FCSF 234 - Introduction to Family Studies Credits: (4)
  • OR
  • FCSF 235 - Relationships and Personal Development Credits: (3)
  • FCSF 336 - Parent Education and Guidance Credits: (3)
  • FCSF 337 - Human Sexuality Credits: (4)
  • FCSG 205 - FCS Entry Assessment Credits: (1)
  • FCSG 405 - FCS Exit Assessment Credits: (1)
  • FCSH 166 - Applied Creativity Credits: (3)
  • FCSH 367 - Family Housing Credits: (3)
  • NUTR 140 - Introduction to Foods Credits: (2)
  • NUTR 140 LAB - Introduction to Foods Laboratory Credits: (2)
  • NUTR 245 - Basic Nutrition Credits: (5)
  • OCED 410 - Career and Technical Education School to Work Programs Credits: (4)
  • PSY 447 - Psychology of Adolescence Credits: (4)

Select Either


  • FCSF 232 - Child Development Credits: (3)
  • OR
  • PSY 447 - Psychology of Adolescence Credits: (4)

Total Credits: 60 to 62


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