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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

College of Health and Human Services

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences

This degree offers six options:

  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Family Life Education
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Textiles and Clothing

Degree and certificate information and requirements are listed under each option alphabetically in this Catalog.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

This option meets the subject matter requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Home Economics
Students who earn a Home Economics Single Subject Teaching Credential (code 140) will be prepared to teach in middle, junior, and senior high schools, and in adult or career and technical education programs and community colleges.

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Preliminary Single Subject Credential in Home Economics, prospective Family and Consumer Sciences teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete all of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be completed as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures. Prospective students should consult the department's Family and Consumer Sciences Credential Advisor early to plan their program.

This option is being revised to meet new state standards for subject matter competence for the Home Economics credential. When revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, new course requirements will supersede current requirements.

Option in Family and Consumer Sciences Education (code FCS_BA02) (120 units)

  • Take all the following courses:
    • CHEM 100 Chemistry and Today’s World (4)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • COMM 130 Essentials of Public Speaking (3)
    • ED P 301 Child Development and Learning: Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
    • EDSS 300H Introduction to Teaching (3)
    • HSC 411B Health Science for Secondary Teachers (3)
    • CAFF 223 Personal & Family Financial Management (3)
    • CAFF 226 Consumer Life Skill (3)
    • CAFF 321I Family & Consumer Resource Management (3)
    • CAFF 322 Family Housing and the Urban Community (3)
    • CDFS 211 Guiding Young Children (3)
    • CDFS 312I Family and Personal Development (3)
    • ECON 300 Fundamentals of Economics (3)
    • ETEC 444 Computer Technology in Education, Level I (3)
    • FCSE 296 Computer Applications for Family and Consumer Sciences Professions (3)
    • FCSE 299 Introduction to FCS (1)
    • FCSE 492D Internship in FCS Education (3)
    • FCSE 497 Directed Studies (1-3)
    • FCSE 499 Professionalism and Leadership in FCS (2)
    • FMD 154 Fundamentals of Apparel Production (3)
    • FMD 251 Professional and Personal Apparel Selection (3)
    • FMD 253 Introductory Textiles (3)
    • HFHM 173 Applied Foodservice Sanitation (1)
    • HFHM 235 Principles of Food Preparation (3)
    • HFHM 275 Food Production Systems I (3)
    • NUTR 132 Introductory Nutrition (3)
  • Take one the following courses:
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)

Take 12 units of one of the following concentrations:

Child Development and Education Occupations:

  • CDFS 214 Environments for Preschool Children (3)
  • CDFS 414 Fieldwork with Preschool Children (3)
  • CDFS 416A Introduction to Administration and Supervision of Child Development Programs (3)
  • CDFS 416B Applications of Administration and Supervision of Child Development Programs (3)

Fashion Design, Manufacturing and Merchandising:

  • FMD 155 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (3)
  • FMD 351 Fashion Promotion and Sales (3)
  • FMD 355 Fashion Buying 1: Planning and Buying Fundamentals (3)
  • FMD 457 International Textiles and Apparel (3)

Foodservice and Hospitality:

  • HFHM 270 Introduction to Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management (3)
  • HFHM 375 Food Production Systems II (3)
  • HFHM 474 Cost Control in Hospitality Foodservice and Hotel Management (3)
  • HFHM 477 Foodservice Administration (3)

Candidates for the Home Economics Single Subject Credential must take professional education requirements.

The following courses have prerequisites in addition to classes listed in this FCSE program of study:

  • 1. HSC 411B - Current CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) Certification as a co-requisite.
  • 2. FMD 355 - ELM (Entry Level Mathematics) test passage.

The following substitutions or waivers have been approved for students in the FCSE program of study:

  • 1. FMD 258 is waived in FMD 351 and FMD 355.
  • 2. ACCT 201 is waived in FMD 355.
  • 3. EDP 301 is substituted for CDFS 111 in all of the courses for which CDFS 111 is a prerequisite: CDFS 211, 214, 414, 416A, 416B.
  • 4. ETEC 444 is substituted for IS 233 in FMD 355.
  • 5. FMD 253 is substituted for FMD 353.