BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and review the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GEC 106 - Life Science 3-4
Total hours14-15

Second semester (spring)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ENG 110 Writing I 3
FCS 110 Housing, Environments, and Design 3
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood 3
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
FCS 120 Family Health and Nutrition 3
HSP 210 Essentials of Hospitality Leadership 2
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
GEC 108 - Physical Sciences - General Education 3-5
Total hours15-17

Fourth semester (spring)

CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
HSP 218 Safety and Sanitation 3
GEC111 - Humanities - General Education 3
GEC112 - The Arts - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
FCS 373 Family Economics 3
GEC115 - Cultural Competence - General Education 3
GEC116 - Public Issues - General Education 3
EDC 150 Intro To Teaching (transfer students with PEU015 credit) 0
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

HSP 321 Principles of Food Preparation 3
FCS 335 Presentation Techniques 3
FCS 301 Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
CFD 361 Principles of Family Development 3
Total hours15

Seventh semester (fall)

SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
FCS 472 Resource Management Theory and Practicum 3
FCS 512 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences 3
FCS 507 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences 1
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

FCS 515 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs 3
FCS 493 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences) 6
FCS 494 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences) 6
Total hours15

Admission to Teacher Education Requirements:

  • 45 completed hours
  • 2.75 Overall GPA
  • COM 115 completed with a "C" or Higher
  • SEC 302 completed with a "C" or Higher
  • Pass all sections of MoGEA or a composite score of 20 on the ACT
  • MOVECHS Fingerprinting
  • Signed dispositions checklist
  • Signed student contract
  • An active Taskstream account

When requirements are met, the Educator Preparation Provider Committee (EPPC) will evaluate your credentials for admission into the teacher education program. There is no application to be completed.

As per DESE directives, GPA requirements listed below are effective fall 2013:

  • 2.75 overall GPA for admission to the Teacher Education program
  • 2.75 overall GPA and 3.00 content (major) GPA for assignment to supervised teaching
  • 2.75 overall GPA, 3.00 content (major) GPA and 3.00 GPA in Professional Education for graduation & certification recommendation
  • (Individual programs will determine at what point in the program content GPA applies)
Degree plan last reviewed 08-27-2020.