Program Requirements

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If you are pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences education, you must meet the requirements listed below to be eligible for graduation.

The Bachelor of Science degree in family and consumer sciences is a 126-127 hour program.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades K-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    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. Major Requirements (43 hours):
    1. 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)
    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of FCS 472(3).

  3. Professional Education Courses. Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. FCS 493(6), 494(6), 507(1), 512(3), 515(3)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. 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 B
    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 listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses
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: BMS 307(4) or KIN 250(3), BMS 308(4) or KIN 252(3), or equivalents; CFD 163(3); BMS 130(3) or BMS 240(3); KIN 253(2), 256(2), 257(2), 358(3); PSY 101(3); SWK 330(3); plus additional hours of electives in health-related courses, in consultation with their advisor, to bring total to 30 hours. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, student must have at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area.