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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

Human ecology faculty are internationally recognized and committed to providing high-quality education.

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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.

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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.

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How can I continue my education?

Curriculum and Instruction with Licensure (M.S.)

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. 

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