Teacher certification in one of the three Family and Consumer Sciences programs prepares students to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle, junior high, and high school levels, as well as in non-school settings such as the Cooperative Extension Service, community and family service agencies, government agencies, and wellness programs. In addition, students are qualified to teach and coordinate programs that prepare high school students to enter the workforce in family and consumer sciences-related occupations, such as early childhood education and culinary arts careers.
The teacher certification programs are designed to meet the teacher certification education requirements of the State of Texas, State Board for Educator Certification.No minor is required.
There are three teaching certifications in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS):
An Early Childhood Education endorsement may be obtained with fulfillment of additional course requirements.
No minor is required.
Freshman students (fewer than 30 credit hours) who are planning on pursuing teacher certification will need to enroll in US 1100 University Seminar for Education and Teaching Majors. Transfer students (30+ credit hours) who are planning on pursuing teacher certification will need to attend a professional seminar, held on a Saturday. Both of these options will provide students the opportunity to learn more about the requirements for admittance to the Teacher Preparation Program.
For the most up to date information on admittance to the Teacher Preparation Program visit... www.education.txstate.edu/oep.
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