Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

Bachelor of arts

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Program description

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.

Examples of teaching areas

  • Culinary Arts
  • Life Skills
  • Child Care
  • Nutrition
  • Parenting
  • Health
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Personal Finance
  • Interior Design

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.

Many teachers within this teaching area advise Career and Technical Student Organizations (CTSOs) such as FCCLA.

Graduates without a vocational endorsement typically teach woodshop/drafting in a traditional middle or high school setting.


The family and consumer sciences teacher education major is an approved State Board of Education and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) teacher education program.


This degree program leads to a State of Michigan Standard Certificate, which can include a Standard CTE Vocational Certificate.


For class listings, program guides and other resources, visit the advising page for the family and consumer sciences teacher education major.


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