Bachelor of Science, Major in Family and Consumer Science With Teacher Certification

Admission to the Educator Preparation Program Admission Standards

In the first education class, candidates seeking initial Teacher Certification apply online for admission to the program. A one-time application fee is charged upon application. In addition, candidates for admission must obtain an online account in the College of Education data management system. Admission to the Educator Preparation program requires meeting each of the criteria listed below and will be pending until each requirement is satisfied. Teaching candidates will not be permitted to participate in the Literacy Methods Block, Content Methods Block, or Student Teaching without full admission and continued academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program.  The requirements are: Demonstration of successful college performance:

  • 2.75 overall GPA (includes transfer hours and SHSU hours)
  • 2.75 GPA in content area or teaching field
  • “C” or above in all courses in the teaching field.
  • Video Interview
  • Basic Skills Requirements found at Educator Preparation Services.

Regular admission to the Educator Preparation program is required prior to placement in the Literacy Methods Block and/or Content Methods Block coursework. The requirements for admission to blocks are:

  • Clear criminal history background check
  • Full admission and continued academic good standing in the Educator Preparation Program
  • Satisfactory demonstration of oral communication skills
  • 2.75 GPA in the teaching field or area of specialization, and
  • No grade below “C” in courses required for the teaching field or certification

Full Admission and continued academic good standing in the program are also required for placement in Student Teaching.

Bachelor of Science, Major in Family and Consumer Science With Teacher Certification
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
Natural Sciences16
BIOL from Component Area III list (8 hours) 1
Inorganic & Envir Chemistry
Intro Organic and Biochemistry
Major Core
FACS 2368Consumer Education3
FACS 4362Presentation Techniques3
MATH 1314Pre Calculus Algebra 23
or MATH 1332 College Mathematics
Major
FACS 1330Intro Soft Textiles Constructn3
FACS 1331Intro To Hospitality Industry3
FACS 1360Basic Principles of Design 33
FACS 1367Basic Nutrition3
or FACS 2362 Nutrition
FACS 1441Food Preparation And Selection4
FACS 2369Introduction To Textiles3
FACS 3330Patternmaking & Apparel Produc3
FACS 3445Quan Food Pur Prep & Ser4
FACS 3364Suvery of Interior Design for Non-Majors3
FACS 3369Family Relationships3
FACS 4068Research Problems3
FACS 4333Child Dev & Guidance3
or CISE 4374 Human Growth and Learning
FACS 4372Resource Management3
CISE Requirements
CISE 3384The Teaching Profession3
CISE 4364Mth Tch Secondary Schools3
CISE 4377Assmt Stdnt Lrng In Secondary3
CISE 4378Content Literacy3
CISE 4380Respon Of Pro Educator3
CISE 4394Creatng Env For Lrng-Secondary3
CISE 4396Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
CISE 4397Std Tch Secondary Classroom3
Electives2
Total Hours120
1

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

Notes

CISE 4364, CISE 4377, and CISE 4378 are three of the required methods block classes; the fourth is FACS 4333/CISE 4374. CISE 4396, CISE 4397, and CISE 4394 are taken together as the student teaching block.

FACS 3369, FACS 4068, and FACS 4362 requires Junior Standing.

FACS 1360 is a prerequisite for FACS 3330 and FACS 3364.

BIOL 2401 is a prerequisite for FACS 2362.

FACS 3364 requires 45 hours of course work completed.

FACS 4333 requires Junior Standing and/or Instructor approval.

CISE 3384 is a prerequisite for CISE 4374, CISE 4377, CISE 4364, and CISE 4378.  Admission to the Educator Prep. program and department approval are a prerequisite for CISE 3384. Students must have a minimum of 54 hours of course work completed.

CISE 4394 requires admission to the Educator Prep. program.

CISE 4396 requires admission to the Student Teaching program.

Certification in a second teaching field may be obtained by meeting certification requirements for the particular area of specialization.

A specialty certificate in Hospitality, Food Science and Nutrition is available through this program.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 130113ENGL 130213
FACS 136023Electives 2
FACS 14414FACS 13303
HIST 130133FACS 1367 or 23623
MATH 1314 or 133243HIST 130233
 16 14
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
CHEM 14064BIOL64
FACS 13313CHEM 14074
FACS 23683FACS 23693
POLS 230553POLS 230653
Component Area IV 3 
 16 14
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 33303BIOL64
FACS 34454FACS 33643
FACS 40683FACS 33693
CISE 33843CISE 43783
Component Area IX 4CISE 43803
 17 16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
FACS 4333 or CISE 43743CISE 43943
FACS 43623CISE 43963
CISE 43643CISE 43973
CISE 43773FACS 43723
Component Area VIII 3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120
1

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communications).

2

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area V (Creative Arts).

3

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

4

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics).

5

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

 Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).