TASC - Field Endorsement in Family & Consumer Sciences
A field endorsement in family and consumer sciences is versatile and can lead to employment in education and non-education fields. The principle careers are as educators and extension educators.
In secondary education, a family and consumer sciences educator can teach general family and consumer sciences classes or specialized classes such as family living, consumer economics, foods and nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing and home furnishings, etc.
The primary function of extension educators is to plan, conduct, and evaluate educational programs on family and consumer sciences and 4-H. A bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences with at least one advanced degree is required in most states.
Individuals considering careers in education and non-education areas should have the ability to motivate others, possess organizational, leadership and administrative skills, and enjoy working with people. Creativity, flexibility, patience, and good communication skills are other desirable personal qualifications.
Field Endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration (BA or BS)
33 hours + 18 hour core
Family and Consumer Sciences Core (18 hours)
FCS 103 Clothing Construction (3)
108 Explore Family & Consumer Science (1)
207 Nutrition (3)
305 Housing Development & Design (3)
313 Techniques in Prof. Presentation (2)
315 Consumer Economics (3)
410 Professional Development in FCS (2)
Field Endorsement in Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration (BA or BS) 33 hours
FCS 104 Food Selection and Preparation (3)
110 Family and Personal Relationships (3)
205 Meal Planning and Serving (3)
302 Textiles (3)
306 Family Resource Management (3)
308 Household Equipment (3)
316 Guiding the Young Child (4)
403 Fitting and Alteration (3)
CED 417 Principles of Career and Technical Education (3) or
423 Coordinating Techniques (3)
463 Intro to Voc Special Needs (3)
FCS elective by advisement (3)
Required: Secondary Professional Education Courses (34 hours)