Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education at Southeast Missouri State University receive a K-12 certification and are trained to teach a variety of different subject matters, such as:

  • Child Development
  • Family and Personal Relationships
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Clothing Construction and Fashion
  • Interior Design

A grade of 'C' or better is required in education courses, with the exception of ED 280 which requires a grade of 'B' or better.

  • ED 280 Introduction to Teaching (3)
  • EF 400 Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EX 390 Psychology and Education of the Exceptional Child (3)
  • PY 222 Development of the Adolescent (3)
  • SE 307 Reading/Writing in the Content Area (3)
  • SE 312 Curriculum Development and Techniques of Teaching Vocational Home Economics (3)
  • SE 350 Pedagogy 1: Principles of Effective Teaching (3)
  • SE 355 Field II (3)
  • SE 365 Pedagogy 2: Secondary School (4)
  • SE 380 Advanced Field (3)
  • SE 385 Pedagogy 3: Advanced Methods of Middle and Secondary Teaching (3)
  • SE 390 Instructional Interventions for Middle and Secondary Students with Special Literacy Needs (3)
  • SE 465 Student Teaching (12)

Required Courses

  • CF 102 Relationships in the 21st Century (3)
  • CF 120 The Child: Development from Conception to Adolescence (3)
  • CF 209 Introduction to Family Processes and Systems (3)
  • CF 402 Relationships of Commitment (3)
  • CF 430 Parent Child Interaction (3)
  • FA 207 Textiles (3)
  • OR
  • FA 120 Clothing Construction (3)
  • FE 200 Family Resource Management (3)
  • FN 235 Nutrition for Health (3)
  • FN 240 Introduction to Food Science (3)
  • OR
  • HM 205 Culinary Techniques (3)
  • UI 340 Housing Perspectives (3)
  • UI 355 Consumer in the Market (3)
  • UI 445 Social Perspectives of Sexuality (3)

General Education Requirements

(some requirements may be fulfilled by coursework in major program)

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences – 3 hours
  • Constitution requirement – 3 hours
  • U.S. History requirement – 3 hours
  • Written Communication – 6 hours
  • Oral Communication – 3 hours
  • Natural Sciences – 7 hours (from two disciplines, one to include a lab)
  • Mathematics – 3 hours
  • Humanities and Fine Arts – 9 hours (from at least two disciplines)
  • Additional requirements – 5 hours (to include UI100 for native students)

Sample Four Year Program

Fall (15 hours)

  • UI 100 (3)
  • EN 100 (3)
  • CF 102 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • PY 222 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • CF 120 (3)
  • CF 209 (3)
  • FE 200 (3)
  • General Education (3)
  • General Education (3)

Spring (15 hours)

  • ED 280 (3)
  • FA 120/FA 207 (3)
  • FN 235 (3)
  • FN 240/HM 205 (3)
  • General Education (3)

Fall (15 hours)

  • CF 402 (3)
  • EX 390 (3)
  • SE 350 (3)
  • UI 340 (3)
  • UI 355 (3)

Spring (17 hours)

  • CF 430 (3)
  • SE 307 (3)
  • SE 355 (3)
  • SE 365 (4)
  • Elective (4)

Fall (15 hours)

  • SE 312 (3)
  • SE 380 (3)
  • SE 385 (3)
  • SE 390 (3)
  • UI 445 (3)

Spring (13 hours)

  • EF 400 (1)
  • SE 465 (12)

Degree requirements for all students: a minimum of 120 credit hours, completion of General Education program, completion of 39 senior division hours (300-599), Writing Proficiency Exam (WP003), and completion of the Measure of Academic Proficiency and Progress (MAPP) at the senior level. Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin or Degree Works for additional graduation requirements for your program.

Contact

573.651.2109
vwilburn@semo.edu
Scully Building 114
Child and Family Studies
One University Plaza, MS 5750
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701