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

To receive a bachelor’s degree in family and consumers sciences education, it will take four years to complete the entire degree.

It is recommended that the student has completed their Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA), and been admitted to the program before the beginning of their fourth semester. Students should take their Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) by their seventh semester. During their fourth year (eighth semester), the student should take their Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA).

Sample schedule

This model degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The family and consumer sciences education program can be achieved in four years (a total of eight semesters) following the plan below:

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
Quantitative Literacy - General Education 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Life Sciences - General Education 3-4
Total hours15-16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
3
FCS 120 Family Health and Nutrition 3
HSP 210 Introduction to Hospitality Leadership 3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
Physical Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15-17

Fourth semester (spring)

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

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
FCS 373 Family Economics 3
Cultural Competence - General Education 3
Public Issues - General Education 3
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

CoursesHours
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 hours16

Eighth semester (spring) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

CoursesHours
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

Before a student can be admitted into the Professional Education program and proceed with these professional courses they must:

  • Have an overall and major GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Pass all portions of CBASE with 265 or more
  • Have a grade of "C" or better in COM 115, EDC 150, and SEC 302; have an ACT score on file
  • Have earned at least 45 credit hours
  • Have a Highway Patrol background check
  • Have Portfolio Checkpoint 1 completed.
Degree plan last reviewed 07-30-2018.