Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

This program is offered in-person.

This program offers an Accelerated Graduate Degree Program.

Are you interested in helping youth learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices? This major prepares students to teach family and consumer sciences curriculum at the middle or high school level.

Family and consumer sciences teachers are in high demand across the country. Most of the recent graduates in this major have secured teaching positions in the State of Michigan before graduating or immediately upon graduation. The FCS teacher shortage is expected to grow in the coming years.

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  • 100% 100% of WFED graduates were employed or continuing education within 3 months of graduation.

  • 99% Michigan school principles ranked 99% of new teachers prepared at WMU as "effective" or "highly effective".

  • Real-world Students in this program complete a pre-internship and an internship in the field before graduating.

  • Variety Largest selection of career and technical educational course offerings in the state of Michigan.

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