Admission and Program Requirements

This major does not require a minor.

Your first steps

  1. Become a Bear: Apply to Missouri State.
  2. Before completing 60 credit hours, visit the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare or change your major to family and consumer sciences.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades K-12)

Major requirements (50 hours):

Note: 10 hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. Specific General Education Requirements: PSY 121(3); BIO 101(3) and 111(1), or BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(3) and 111(1).
  2. CFD 155(3), 160(3), 163(3), 250(3), 361(3); FCS 110(3), 120(3), 301(3), 335(3), 373(3), 472(3), 507(1); HSP 210(3), 218(3), 321(3).
  3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of FCS 472(3).

Professional Education requirements (36 hours):

Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.

  1. Teaching Methods and Supervised Teaching courses (19 hours): FCS 493(6), 494(6), 507(1), 512(3), 515(3).
  2. Additional Professional Education Required Core and Competencies (17 hours).
  3. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended.
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under major requirements.
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area.
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses in number 1 and 2; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses.

University level requirements

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
Health Education (certifiable grades 9-12, added endorsement only)

Students who complete the BSEd degree with a major in Family and Consumer Science may receive Missouri state certification in Health Education grades 9-12 by completing the following courses:

  1. BMS 307(4) or KIN 250(3), BMS 308(4) or KIN 252(3), or equivalents; CFD 163(3); DTN 130(3) or DTN 240(3); KIN 253(2), 256(2), 257(2), 358(3); PSY 101(3); SWK 330(3)
  2. plus additional hours of electives in health-related courses, in consultation with their advisor, to bring total to 30 hours.
  3. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, student must have at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area.