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Consumer Education (Family and Consumer Studies), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Murfreesboro, TN, United States
Would you like to teach people the skills needed to function better in today's world? With its broad background in human sciences and a focus on education, that's just one of the areas the MTSU Family and Consumer Sciences Education program includes.
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Among the subjects program graduates may teach are personal finance, child development and parenting, nutrition and food management, fashion design, and interior design. Graduates are qualified to teach grades 5 through 12 and also have skills that qualify them for working in businesses and governmental agencies.

The concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers preparation for students to teach family and consumer sciences education in grades 6-12. Licensure to teach family and consumer sciences requires a bachelor's degree from an institution approved for the training of teachers in family and consumer sciences and its occupational areas. A minor in Secondary Education is also required.Occupational endorsements may be added but are not a required part of the major. Those who successfully complete the program are qualified to teach in vocationally reimbursed family and consumer sciences programs as well as nonreimbursed programs. This curriculum also offers preparation for extension service, business, consumer services, and government agencies.

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) Add-On Endorsements
The programs of study leading to endorsements in the three occupational areas-early childhood care and services (#451), clothing management production (#452), and food production and management services (#453) are included in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education major and offered as additional endorsements to the basic FACS endorsement (#450). Each endorsement requires 12 semester hours of additional coursework. The 453 endorsement is also offered for graduate credit.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • FCSE 1400 - Personal Finance
  • FCSE 2510 - Family and Consumer Sciences Education Curriculum
  • FCSE 3510 - Methods and Materials for Teaching Family and Consumer
  • FCSE 4500 - Occupational Field Experience
  • FCSE 4501 - Care and Guidance of Children
  • FCSE 4502 - Food Production and Management
  • FCSE 4540 - Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • FCSE 4550 - Curriculum Development
  • FCSE 4560 - Problems in Teaching Materials

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

General requirements

  • Application form for admission
  • $30 application fee
  • International Certificate of Immunization
  • Financial statement indicating sources of support
  • Certificate of Freedom from Tuberculosis
  • All foreign non-immigrant students applying for admission pursuant to a student visa shall submit within thirty (30) days from the first day of classes a certificate from a licensed physician or other qualified medical authority verifying freedom from tuberculosis. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1078 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1078 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    300 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 300 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Murfreesboro

  • 1123 - 2090 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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