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2012 - 2013

BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
(75–76 hours*, including licensure hours)



This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to http://education.byu.edu/ess/licensing.html or contact Education Student Services, 120 MCKB, (801) 422-3426.

The Discipline

Academic preparation in this interdisciplinary education program includes study in the areas of early childhood development, marriage and family relationships, parenting education, housing and interiors, clothing and textiles, and nutrition and wellness.

With the development of a knowledge base in these critical areas, graduates will be prepared to provide valuable content to secondary education students as they confront life's challenges. These students can become a resource to their own families empowering them to become healthy community contributors.

This program interfaces with the McKay School of Education and includes professional education courses.

Careers

The family and consumer sciences education program prepares students to be licensed by the State of Utah for teaching in the secondary schools. This teaching license can be transferred to other states upon meeting individual state requirements. Students may also find employment in business and Cooperative Extension.

Program Requirements    |    View MAP

  1. The School of Family Life requires a minimum of 15 hours of major credit to be taken in residency at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
  2. Grades below C- in professional education courses or content courses will not be accepted in the teaching major or teaching minor. Teacher candidates must have a cumulative 2.85 GPA in teaching major and teaching minor courses to qualify for student teaching.
  3. Complete the following interpersonal relationships courses:
  4. Complete the following human development courses:
      SFL 210 : Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 210 : Human Development. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      OFFERED: Independent Study also.
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
      DESCRIPTION: Growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence; influences of family, peers, and schools.
      NOTE: This course is part of a GE Mosaic. See ge.byu.edu/mosaic-list for more information.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 221 : Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 221 : Foundations of Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Programs for Young Children. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 210
      DESCRIPTION: Historical, philosophical, organizational, and curricular issues related to developmentally appropriate practices in programs for young children.
      NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, SFL 221 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

      Course Outcomes


      SFL 222 : Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 222 : Practicum in Developmentally Appropriate Practices. (2:0:12)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 221 (must be taken within 5 years of SFL 222); SFL 240 or concurrent enrollment.
      DESCRIPTION: Initial practicum with young children to increase understanding of socialization and learning processes, to create meaningful learning opportunities, and to implement developmentally appropriate practices.
      NOTE: Due to enrollment constraints, SFL 222 may not be retaken to improve a grade unless approved by the Child and Family Studies Laboratory Steering Committee.

      Course Outcomes


  5. Complete the following financial literacy course:
  6. Complete the following textiles and apparel courses:
  7. Complete the following living environments courses:
  8. Complete the following foods and nutrition courses:
  9. Complete at least one course from one of the following focus areas (SFL 290 or Stat 221 may be a prerequisite for some):
    1. Clothing:
    2. Family Dynamics:
        SFL 335 : Family Adaptation and Resiliency. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 335 : Family Adaptation and Resiliency. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SFL 290
        DESCRIPTION: Understanding family resiliency and building family strengths in normative transitions (birth, death, job) and nonnormative transitions (divorce, disability, remarriage, poverty, violence). Developing familial, social, religious, and instrumental resources to adapt positively to these transitions.

        Course Outcomes


        SFL 471 : Philosophies of Family Work and Relationships. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 471 : Philosophies of Family Work and Relationships. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SFL 160
        DESCRIPTION: Changes in household labor across time, current issues around gender and household labor, and philosophical perspectives of family work and family relationships.

        Course Outcomes


        SFL 480 : Moral Foundations of Family Life. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 480 : Moral Foundations of Family Life. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SFL 290
        DESCRIPTION: How the moral domain is central to human experience; implications for family life of theories and practices that acknowledge agency and the ethical.

        Course Outcomes


    3. Human Development:
    4. Financial Literacy:
    5. Living Environments:
    6. Foods and Nutrition:

  10. Complete the Professional Education Component:
    • Complete the following:
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CPSE 402 : Educating Students with Disabilities in Secondary Classrooms. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course; FBI fingerprint background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Issues, policies, and methods in teaching secondary students with disabilities in general education classrooms. Lab.

        Course Outcomes


        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        IP&T 286 : Instructional Technology in Teaching. (1:1:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        DESCRIPTION: Using instructional design, visual design, and differentiated staffing principles along with multimedia authoring systems, telecommunication, and other computer-based tools in the development of educational applications for secondary education settings.

        Course Outcomes


        SFL 276R : Exploration of Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 276R : Exploration of Teaching: Family and Consumer Sciences. (3-4:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Major-area preadmission requirements; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based initial teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers experience demands and opportunities associated with teaching secondary students.

        Course Outcomes


          (4 hours required)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 350 : Adolescent Development in an Education Context. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Adolescent development and its implications for integrated school culture, curriculum design, instructional practices, and assessment.

        Course Outcomes


        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 353 : Multicultural Education. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Sc Ed 350 or concurrent enrollment; Sc Ed 276R or comparable major course.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        Course Outcomes


        SFL 377 : Teaching Methods and Instruction in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 377 : Teaching Methods and Instruction in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. (3:6:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: SC ED 276R
        DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

        Course Outcomes


        SFL 378 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 378 : Practicum in Secondary Education. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        RECOMMENDED: SFL 110, 185, and 276R.
        DESCRIPTION: Field-based teaching experience directed at helping prospective teachers learn to give demonstrations, prepare for lab experiences, and execute the experience using meaningful and engaging instruction for students in the Family and Consumer Sciences content.

        Course Outcomes


        Note: FBI fingerprinting and background clearance must be completed before registration in SFL 276.

    • Complete 12 hours from the following:
        SFL 476 : Secondary Student Teaching - Consumer Science. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SFL 476 : Secondary Student Teaching - Consumer Science. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Completion of all course work or departmental approval; requires a major GPA of 2.85; at least a C- in Sc Ed 377; FBI fingerprint and background clearance.
        RECOMMENDED: All core and education classes.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, semester-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes


  11. Complete the PRAXIS II test.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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