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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Consumer Sciences Career and Technical Education Teaching Major, BS

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This bachelor of sciences teaching major satisfies the endorsement for family and consumer sciences teaching for career and technical education. Students taking this major for teaching are required to apply to the Teacher Certification Program and complete the Secondary Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Curriculum, Supervision, and Educational Leadership.

Special requirements:
Students wishing to obtain a teaching certificate in family and consumer sciences education will:

  • Complete the family and consumer sciences career and technical education teaching major
  • Successfully complete FCS 205 before being fully admitted to the major
  • Have a university-level cumulative GPA of at least 2.3 for full admission to this major and a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA in the major to exit the program and to graduate from CWU with teacher certification
  • Earn a grade of C or higher in each course counted toward fulfilling major requirements
  • Apply, be accepted into, and complete the Teacher Certification Program
  • Student teach in a CTE-approved program
  • Hold a valid first aid card with CPR
  • Complete 2,000 hours of paid work experience in the last six years
  • Provide documentation of occupational safety

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate effective planning, preparation, and delivery of family and consumer science education lessons and plans.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and communities in FCSE content areas.
  • Demonstrate competence in at least five of the eight major areas of the FCS discipline
    • Nutrition
    • Child Development
    • Family and Parenting
    • Wellness
    • Personal Finance
    • Consumerism
    • Life Management
    • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Demonstrate, practice, and use safety principles according to current industry and public schools
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts, theoretical perspectives, and historic trends in Career and Technical Education (CTE).
  • Students are committed to ongoing personal and professional development through participation in club activities and professional membership

Total Credits: 67-69

Secondary Education Program Credits: 50 (or Professional Education Program)

Professional Education Program  
Secondary Education Program  

Total Credits: 117-119

College and Department Information

Career and Technical Education Program  
College of Education and Professional Studies  

Program Codes

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