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Undergraduate Programs

B.S., Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences

Program Overview

Do you have a passion for seeing a happier, healthier world? Do you want to give students the life-skills they need to be successful parents?  If so, family and consumer science education may be for you.

Consisting of a 120 credit-hour curriculum, the Secondary Education in Family and Consumer Sciences degree at Louisiana Tech will provide you with a strong background in human ecology, food and nutrition, and in teaching as well. 

Curriculum

The B.S. in Secondary Education, Family and Consumer Sciences is a 120 credit-hour degree that includes 30 hours of general education coursework, 33 hours in primary content area instruction, 15 hours in knowledge of the learner and learning environment, 18 hours in methodology and teaching, and an additional 24 hours of related coursework.

General Education Coursework (GER)

ART 290 - Art Appreciation
   or KINE 280 - Dance Appreciation
   or MUGN 290 - Music Appreciation
   or SPTH 290 - Theatre Appreciation
3 hrs
BISC 101 - Fundamentals of Biology I
   or BISC 130 - Biological Principles
3 hrs
BISC 102 - Fundamentals of Biology II
   or BISC 132 - Biological Diversity
3 hrs
ENGL 101 - Freshman Composition I 3 hrs
ENGL 102 - Freshman Composition II 3 hrs
GEOL 111 - Physical Geology 
   or PHYS 205 - Conceptual Physics I
3 hrs
MATH 100 - College Algebra
   or MATH 101 - College Algebra
3 hrs
MATH 125 - Algebra for Management and Social Sciences
3 hrs
POLS 201 - National Government in the United States 3 hrs
SOC 201 - Introduction to Sociology
   or HIST 202 - History of the United States, 1877 to the Present
3 hrs
Total GER Coursework 30 hrs

Primary Content Area

FCS 200 - Parenting 3 hrs
FCS 201 - Introduction to Life Span Development 3 hrs
FCS 341 - Issues in Middle Childhood and Adolescence 3 hrs
FCS 475 - Family Financial Management 3 hrs
FNU 220 - Life Cycle Nutrition 3 hrs
FNU 232 - Basic Food Science 3 hrs
HEC 257 - Survey of Human Ecology 3 hrs
HEC 267A - Practica in Human Ecology 1 hrs
HEC 357 - Professional Issues in Human Ecology 2 hrs
MCS 118 - Pattern Application and Construction 3 hrs
MCS 219 - Textiles 3 hrs
MCS 426 - Trends in Housing 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 33 hrs

Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment

EDCI 434 - Diverse Learners  3 hrs
EDCI 435 - Trends and Issues in Education 3 hrs
EDCI 471 - Classroom Management 3 hrs
EDCI 472 - Transitional and Vocational Procedures 3 hrs
PSYC 207 - Learning and Development 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 15 hrs

Methodology and Teaching

EDCI 403 - Materials and Methods of Teaching Reading 3 hrs
EDCI 416 - Student Teaching 9 hrs
HEC 405 - Family and Consumer Sciences Methods
3 hrs
EDCI 480 - Principles of Teaching 3 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 18 hrs

Additional Hours

EDCI 125 - Introduction to Teaching 3 hrs
EDCI 210 - Instructional Technology 3 hrs
ENGL 210 - Introduction to British Literature, Beginnings to Romantic Era
   or ENGL 211 - Introduction to British Literature, Romantic Era to Present
   or ENGL 212 - Introduction to American Literature
3 hrs 
ENGL 303 - Technical Writing 3 hrs
HIST 102 - History of the World Since 1500 3 hrs 
COMM 110  - Principles of Speech 
   or COMM 377 - Professional Speaking
3 hrs
Directed Electives 6 hrs
Total Cognate Coursework 24 hrs

Program Summary

General Education Coursework 30 hrs
Content Area Coursework 33 hrs
Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment 15 hrs
Methodology and Teaching 18 hrs
Additional Hours 24 hrs
Total Program Coursework 120 hrs

 

Admission To Teacher Education Programs

Successful completion of this degree requires admission to a Teacher Education Program. Enrollment in the college is not admission to a teacher education program, nor is this an automatic process. Please see the corresponding page Admission to Teacher Education Programs for more information.

Disclaimer

Please note that this page is supplied for informational purposes only. Due to curriculum changes over time, the information supplied here may not match your actual curriculum. Please consult your University catalog and official plan of study for information on your actual curriculum. For any questions related to your curriculum or plan of study, please contact your academic advisor.

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