Teaching Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences

Pullman students may pursue family and consumer sciences teacher certification while obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. This certification offers graduates an opportunity to work with youth in school settings, focusing on content that will help them develop as productive individuals and members of society. Family and consumer sciences teachers promote youth leadership through involvement in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Association, an integral part of the curriculum. Through this program, students complete coursework for two Washington State teaching certificates: Family and Consumer Sciences (grades 5-12) and Career and Technical Education.

Students complete the majority of their coursework in the Department of Human Development. Additional content from the departments of Teaching and Learning, Educational Psychology, Biological Sciences, Hospitality and Business Management, Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles, and Agricultural Education provides graduates with rich content knowledge and professional certification. Currently, teachers holding certification in Family and Consumer Sciences are in high demand in the State of Washington and in other areas of the United States.

Required Courses (53-57 credit hours)

CourseCourse TitleCredits
HBM 258Fundamentals of Cooking & Dining Room Service3 Credits
BIOL 140 [BSCI]Introduction to Nutritional Science3 Credits
HD 306Child Development3 Credits
HD 307Middle Childhood & Adolescent Development3 Credits
HD 204 [SSCI]Family Interactions3 Credits
HD 302Parent-Child Relationship3 Credits
HD 310 [M]Research Methods3 Credits
HD 320 [M]Resource Management4-8 Credits
HD 350 [DIVR]Family Diversity3 Credits
HD 407Student Teaching for Families & Consumer Sciences3 Credits
HD 408Advanced Adolescent Development3 Credits
HD 410 [M]Public Policy Issues in HD3 Credits
HD 479Planning & Evaluation in HD3 Credits
HD 480Instructional Strategies in HD3 Credits
AG ED 440 [M]Principles of Career & Technical Education2 Credits

Elective Courses that Support the FCS Teaching Certification (choose 2)

CourseCourse TitleCredits
AMDT 210 [SCI]Textiles
AMDT 211Apparel Assembly3 Credits
AMDT 417Multicultural Perspectives on the Body & Dress3 Credits

Teacher Preparation Requirements

CourseCourse TitleCredits
ENGL 201 [WRTG]Writing & Research3 Credits
TCH_LRN 301Learning & Development3 Credits
TCH_LRN 317Initial Practicum Experience2 Credits
TCH_LRN 415Student Teaching8 Credits
TCH_LRN 464Curriculum, Instruction, & Content Literacy Methods3 Credits
TCH_LRN 465Teaching English Language Learners for Secondary Teachers3 Credits
TCH_LRN 466Secondary Methods of Educational Technology2 Credits
TCH_LRN 467Adolescence, Community, & School3 Credits
TCH_LRN 469Advanced Practicum2 Credits
TCH_LRN 470Special Education, Transition, & Classroom Management3 Credits