College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education
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.
Note: alternatively, competency requirements may be fulfilled though testing. See the General Education requirements for further information.
Students must complete a minimum of 18 credits in breadth courses, including one course from each of the six categories (BAI, BCA, BHU, BLS, BPS, and BSS). At least two of these six courses must have a USU prefix.
Two Communications Intensive (CI) courses and one Quantitative Intensive (QI) course are required
- and will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education major must also take one Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) course and one Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) course.
The following courses are required for the Family and Consumer Sciences Major. For admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program, students will need to meet minimum grade requirements, found at teal.usu.edu/htm/undergraduate-programs/seced/adstep.