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Family and Consumer Sciences Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Athens, OH, United States
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education major in family and consumer sciences education (FCS ED) is offered by Ohio University's College of Education through the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences.
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Overview

Students at Ohio University completing this program fulfill the requirements for a career-technical teaching license in Family and Consumer Sciences to teach in grades 4 - 12. FCS education majors receive Serv-Safe Certification and can select electives to receive the Certified Family Life Educator credential (CFLE). Teacher candidates are also prepared to be future advisors of the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) career-technical student organization.

FCS education majors learn and apply principles of consumer economics, financial literacy, and resource management; learn and apply theory and research on human development, interpersonal relationships, and family systems to build and strengthen individual family assets; know and demonstrate the role of food and nutrition in constructing a healthy lifestyle; investigate and plan career pathways and research transitioning processes through the life cycle.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

  • Graduates entering the middle school or high school teaching field might teach courses in Healthy Living, Healthy and Safe Foods, Consumer Economics and Financial Management, Career Search or Career Search with a mentorship program for students, Child Development and Parenting, Resource Management Skills, or Managing Personal Transitions.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher candidates are prepared to coordinate GRADS, Ohio’s in-school teen pregnancy program, provide leadership development through the FCCLA student organization, provide leadership for in-class service learning, teach foundation classes for the Human Services career pathways. In Ohio, FCS education is a legislated program to teach the required financial literacy for high school graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aesthetics of Architecture and Design
  • Intimate and Family Relationships
  • Individuals and Families Over the Lifespan
  • Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations
  • Community and Workforce Opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    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.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22406 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12612 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 1079 - 1780 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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