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BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
(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, 350 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   |    View Program Outcomes

  1. The School of Family Life requires a minimum of 18 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 human development course:
  4. Complete the following marriage, family relationships, and parenting courses:

  5. Complete the following early childhood learning experiences practice with lab:
      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 240; SFL 221 (must be taken within 5 years of SFL 222).
      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


  6. Complete the following consumer and the market, family finance, family resource management courses:
  7. Complete the following nutrition through the life cycle course:
  8. Complete the following food preparation and meal management courses:
  9. Complete the following food science with lab courses:
      NDFS 250 : Essentials of Food Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NDFS 250 : Essentials of Food Science. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 101; or CHEM 105; or SFL 110; concurrent enrollment in NDFS 251
      DESCRIPTION: Overview of food science, including chemical, physical and microbiological principles related to food processing, storage, and utilization. Current issues in food science.
      NOTE: This class should be taken concurrently with NDFS 251.

      Course Outcomes


      NDFS 251 : Essentials of Food Science Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      NDFS 251 : Essentials of Food Science Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: CHEM 101; or CHEM 105; or SFL 110; Concurrent enrollment in NDFS 250.
      DESCRIPTION: Laboratory experience in the chemistry of changes occurring during food processing, storage, and utilization.
      NOTE: This class should be taken concurrently with NDFS 250.

      Course Outcomes


  10. Complete the following introduction to housing and interior design course:
  11. Complete the following textiles course:
  12. Complete the following residential technology or housing: societal/environmental issues course:
  13. Complete the following intermediate clothing construction and alterations course:
      SFL 287 : Intermediate Clothing Construction. (3:3:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      SFL 287 : Intermediate Clothing Construction. (3:3:5)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
      PREREQUISITE: SFL 185R or equivalent sewing skills.
      DESCRIPTION: Assessing and executing various construction methods, including construction of several full-scale garments.
      NOTE: Student-supplied materials required. Fee.

      Course Outcomes


  14. Complete one of the following flat pattern design or advanced clothing construction courses:
  15. Complete the following clothing selection and psychology of clothing course:
  16. Complete the following teaching methods for family consumer science course:
      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: SFL 276R
      DESCRIPTION: Developing meaningful and engaging instruction for secondary students; developing critical thinking, problem solving, literacy, and democratic character; assessing learner performance.

      Course Outcomes


  17. 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


        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 Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        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 Phy S 276 or Engl 276R or Bio 276 or SFL 276R or Hlth 276R or MthEd 276 or PETE 276R or TEE 276A or TEE 276B.
        DESCRIPTION: Designing and adapting instruction for diverse learners; collaborating with families, cultures, and communities in promoting and sustaining learning.

        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)
        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: SFL 276R
        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 276R.

    • Complete 12 hours from the following:
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        SC ED 496R : Academic Internship: Secondary Education. (12:ARR:ARR)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        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.
        DESCRIPTION: Capstone, field-based, year-long experience in teaching secondary students; demonstrating proficiency in all program standards. Seminar required.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Social Sciences.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: English.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Mathematics.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Biological Sciences.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Academic Internship: Physical Sciences.
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        Or
        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


  18. Complete the PRAXIS II test.

Note: Due to an emphasis on math and sciences in schools, some public school principals have stated that preference would be given to FACSED applicants who have chemistry (e.g., Chem 101 or 105) on their transcript. This does not change program requirements; rather, it is a strong recommendation.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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