Family and Consumer Sciences Education
B.S. in human ecology with specialization in family and consumer sciences education
Family and consumer sciences educators teach teens and adults the skills they need to be healthy individuals and build strong families.
This licensure program is for students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle school, senior high or postsecondary levels.
Human ecology faculty are internationally recognized and committed to providing high-quality education.
The K-State difference
Students are placed in middle or high schools for field experiences beginning their sophomore year and will spend significant time in public schools prior to and including their semester of student teaching.
Student teaching semesters include 16 assigned weeks during which students apply professional knowledge and refine their instructional skills. During this experienced, the students work closely with a master classroom teacher and university professor.
Did you know?
Students graduate as a licensed-eligible teacher in the State of Kansas.
What classes will I take in family and consumer sciences education?
K-State’s family and consumer sciences education program focuses on:
- parenting education,
- consumer economics
- healthy lifestyle choices and
- balancing family and work
Admission to the teacher education program in the College of Education is required.
How can I continue my education?
What can I do with a degree in family and consumer sciences?
This licensure program is for students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle school, senior high or postsecondary levels. Additional career paths may include consumer services, early childhood development, family and community services, restaurant and hospitality services, travel and tourism, and teaching.
- Adult education instructor
- Early childhood educator
- Secondary school teacher
- Family and community service managers
The Career Center offers an extensive career library, free assessments for exploring major/careers, job search training, career advising, employer connections, and a staff dedicated to assisting students in the career development process
Additional K-State opportunities
At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.
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