Dec 14, 2019  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BS


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About the Program

Making a difference in the lives of young people is what Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education is all about. As a family and consumer sciences educator, you can make a lifelong impact. You can help students develop the ability to become independent, to assume family and community roles, and to succeed in the workplace. Students in FCS benefit from extensive field experiences in middle and high schools.

Purdue’s FCS Education graduates are in high demand and often receive several job offers. Because the program is aligned with national standards, you will not only have met requirements for an Indiana teacher’s license, but you’ll also be prepared to teach anywhere in the United States. FCS Education is an interdisciplinary collaboration of the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Education.

Degree Requirements


124-127 Credits Required
 

Departmental/Program Major Requirements (101 credits)


Required Content Concentration (9 credits)


One content concentration is required. Click below for Content Concentration requirements. 

Educational Program Course Requirements


Professional Education Courses


Maintain a Professional Education GPA of 3.0/4.0 with no grade lower than a “C-” and no incompletes for any single professional education course.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (23-26 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


16 Credits


16-17 Credits


17 Credits


16 Credits


13 Credits


16 Credits


Fall 4th Year


14-16 Credits


Spring 4th Year


16 Credits


Notes


A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.

At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.

Minimum 2.8 grade point average required to qualify for admission to teacher education and student teaching. Students must meet criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program.

Must document ServSafe Manager Certification.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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