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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18

Family and Consumer Sciences Education-Teaching Major (B.S.H.C.S.)


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Major code BS6370

Patton College of Education 
Human and Consumer Sciences 
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0289
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/hcse/fcse/

Lisa Diebel, contact person
diebel@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The Teacher Licensure in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCS ED) track fulfills the requirements for a career-technical teaching license FCS ED to teach in grades 4-12. Teacher candidates are prepared to be future advisors of the school-based FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) career-technical student organization.

All students with majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education learn and apply principles of consumer economics, financial literacy, and resource management; learn and apply theory and research on human development, interpersonal relationships, and family systems to build and strengthen individual family assets; know and demonstrate the role of food and nutrition in constructing a healthy lifestyle; and investigate and plan career pathways and research transitioning processes through the life cycle. All FCS education majors receive Serv-Safe Certification.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families throughout their lives to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The unique focus is on work, families and interrelationships. Students beginning this major at an Ohio University regional campus have the opportunity to acquire most of the courses recommended for the freshmen and sophomore years.

Admissions Information

Freshmen/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. Students interested in changing into this major should contact the chair of the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. A college or department advisor can offer assistance with the transfer of courses to Ohio University. A good resource for the planning of transfer credits is through Ohio’s Course Applicability System.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Teacher Licensure Track: Graduates entering the middle school or high school teaching field might teach courses in healthy living, healthy and safe foods, consumer economics and financial management, career search or career search with a mentorship program for students, child development and parenting, resource management skills, or managing personal transitions. Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher candidates are prepared to coordinate GRADS (Ohio’s in-school teen pregnancy program), provide leadership development through the FCCLA student organization, provide leadership for in-class service learning, and teach foundation classes for the human services career pathways. In Ohio, FCS ED is a legislated program to teach the required financial literacy for high school graduation.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department Level Requirements for Human and Consumer Sciences


View the Department-Level Requirements for the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Additional Professional Courses


 Complete one of the following courses with an overall 2.75 GPA or higher:

Teaching Licensure Track


Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

AYA Reading Requirement


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