Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)
♦ Learn to work in a variety of positions
With middle and high school students, as well as with 4-H Youth or in FCS educator positions with the USDA Cooperative Extension Service. The demand for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers and extension agents is high due to current and projected shortages in Kentucky and the nation. FCS teachers have traditionally been female, but no more. School districts often seek both males and females to fill available teaching positions.
♦ Focus on helping today's families
Learn ways to strengthen home and family life and prevent problems like eating disorders, child abuse, debt, inadequate housing, consumer fraud, and obesity.
♦ Attend state and national meetings
Learn to advise Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), the youth organization for FCS middle and high school students.
♦ Prepare to teach others
You will take courses in Nutrition and Foods, Housing and Interior Design, Child and Family Studies, Apparel Design and Textiles, Family Finance, and Teacher Education. Program experiences include classroom instruction, laboratory and field experiences, and supervised student teaching at the middle and high school levels.
⇒To seek teacher certification in (grades 5-12), you must meet the requirements for admission to teacher education. For more information: http://tes.eku.edu/admissions. Three of the requirements include completion of 30 credit hours, a minimum overall 2.75 GPA on college work at EKU and Praxis I scores of Reading 176; Math 174; and Writing 174.