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2019-2020 General Catalog 
  
2019-2020 General Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences Education - BA, BS


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  • For more information about Family and Consumer Sciences Education, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an advisor. Current students should also meet with an advisor and logon to DegreeWorks  to check student-specific program progress.

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link
NOTES: highest Math Requirement for this degree is MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)  

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.75 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3   C+ minimum HDFS 2400: Marriage and Family Relationships (BSS)   3    
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3   C minimum NDFS 1260: Food Literacy   3    
FCSE 2510: Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences Education   3     MATH 1050: College Algebra (QL)   4   C- minimum
FCSE 1140: Introductory Sewing   2     NDFS 1020: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (BLS)   3   C minimum
Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course   3   Breadth American Institution Course (BAI)   3  
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA) Course   3         
Comments

Must have 3.0 GPA to be admitted into STEP program

Comments

Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

CHEM 1110: General Chemistry I (BPS)   4   C minimum CHEM 1120: General Chemistry II (BPS)   4    
ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     HDFS 3350: Family Finance (DSS)   3    
HDFS 2660: Parenting and Child Guidance (HR)   3     FCSE 2040: Intermediate Clothing Construction Skills, Principles and Alterations   3    
FCSE 3080: Dress and Humanity (DHA)   3     FCSE 3030: Textile Science (DSC/QI)   4    
FCSE 2520: Managing FCCLA   2     NDFS 2020: Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle   3    
Comments

Pass Writing Exam

Retake ACT, if needed

Must have 3.0 GPA to be admitted into STEP program

Comments

Pass Writing Exam

Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FCSE 4350: Advanced Family Finance  OR HDFS 2100: Family Resource Management   3  or 3     FCSE 3300: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Clinical Experience I   1    
HDFS 4550: Preschool Methods and Curriculum   3     FCSE 3400: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Methods I   3    
SPED 4000: Education of Students with Disabilities   2     NDFS 3070: Science of Food Preparation   4    
FCSE 3700: FCSE Housing and Interiors   3     SCED 5200: Language, Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (CI)    3    
FCSE 4040: Advanced Apparel Studies  OR FCSE 3040: Advanced Clothing Studies: Patternmaking    3  OR 3     SCED 3210: Educational and Multicultural Foundations (DSS/CI)   3    
ITLS 5500: Integration and Innovation of Technology in Education  or TEAL 5500: Innovative Integration of Technology in Teaching   3   or 3      FCSE 3040: Advanced Clothing Studies: Patternmaking  OR FCSE 4040: Advanced Apparel Studies   3  OR 3     
Comments

Background Check

Submit Application to S.T.E.P.

Register for Level I classes

Comments

Take Praxis 5122

Apply for Graduation

Register for Level II

Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

FCSE 4000: Early Childhood Education Internship   1   FCSE 5500: Student Teaching Seminar   2    
FCSE 4300: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Clinical Experience II   1     FCSE 5630: Student Teaching in Secondary Schools   10    
FCSE 4400: Family and Consumer Sciences Education Methods II   3            
FCSE 3790: Housing and Interior Design Teaching Methods   3          
SCED 5100: Motivation and Classroom Management   3          
SCED 4210: Assessment and Curriculum Design  OR FCSE 4210: Cognition and Evaluation of Student Learning in Career and Technical Education   3   or 3          
Comments

Apply for Student Teaching (beginning of September)

Comments

 

It is very important for each student to meet with the advisor to build a successful plan based on individual needs.

The program trains students to become family and consumer science teachers in middle and high schools through a well-rounded curriculum in teaching content areas.

The major includes study in nutrition, dietetics and food sciences; family and human development; interior design; apparel and textiles; and consumer sciences. Many states, including Utah, require a master's degree to work for extension.

In order to obtain a secondary teaching license for grades 6-12, students must complete the 35-credit Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP), which includes one semester of student teaching in a public school. This program is administered by USU's School of Teacher Education and Leadership (TEAL) within the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. Student must apply to the School of TEAL the semester before taking STEP courses. This is usually the fall of their junior year. Students learn subject content through the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education and spend the last year or two studying education techniques through the STEP program.

For more information contact the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Academic Advisor, Misty Balls, misty.balls@usu.edu or 435-797-2282.

Major Required Courses (93 credits)


A grade of C or better must be earned in these courses

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