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Family and Consumer Sciences Education
What You Will Learn
You will take specialized coursework in apparel design and production, family science, hospitality management, housing and interior design, human (including child) development, nutritional sciences, parenting, resource management, textiles, and educator preparation so you are equipped to work in educational settings where you will have a significant impact on the lives of others. A semester-long internship or student teaching experience during your senior year is a program requirement.
Two career paths are available: one for Cooperative Extension Services and one for secondary school instruction. The degree program prepares students in both options to provide comprehensive knowledge and skills that help individuals, families, and communities make informed, healthy, research-based, and practical decisions to improve their well-being, society, and the economy.
Upon graduation, individuals meet the employment requirements for the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and/or the certification requirements for the Oklahoma State Department of Education, depending on which option was chosen. The job market remains strong for both careers in Oklahoma and throughout the nation.
The OSU Distinction
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education program has been accredited by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation in cooperation with the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The Family and Consumer Sciences Club (FACSED Club) is a department club that provides opportunities for students to interact with others pursuing teaching certification and to further professional growth as teachers of students grades six through 12 or at the county level as an extension educator.
A semester-long internship or student teaching experience during your senior year is a program requirement.
- Jess Arena, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Cushing High School (Cushing, OK)
- Lynne Field, Cooperative Extension Service FCS County Educator for Noble County (Perry, OK)
- Stephanie Hall, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Jenks High School (Jenks, OK)
- Elizabeth Long, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Blue Valley Northwest High School (Overland Park, KS)
- Jessica Maker, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Guthrie High School (Guthrie, OK)
- Keisha Moline, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Mansfield High School (Mansfield, TX)
- Caitlyn Rowland, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Nacogdoches High School (Nacogdoches, TX)
- Marinda Story, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Sequoyah Middle School (Edmond, OK)
- Madison Welch, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Norman High School (Norman, OK)
Students in this degree program take courses that utilize specialized experiential learning laboratories throughout the College, including the sewn products production lab, basic food preparation laboratory, textiles lab, and child development lab.
While there are no national rankings available for the degree program, graduates seeking positions have a 100% hire rate.