About the Human Development and Family Studies with Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences Program
Human development and family studies majors can choose an option that includes teacher certification in family and consumer sciences. The specialization provides a background in all family and consumer sciences subject areas and a certification to teach in Texas public school systems grade 6-12. Students seeking teacher certification must meet all requirements outlined in the College of Education section of this catalog. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve satisfactory performance on the TExES examination prescribed by the State Board of Education.
Communication Literacy (CL) Plan. Students attending Texas Tech University for the first time in the Fall 2017 term or later will complete a Communication Literacy requirement in their program(s) of study.
Texas Tech University’s transition from the Writing Intensive requirement to the Communication Literacy requirement signals the university’s awareness that in addition to the fundamental role that writing plays in enabling students to explore, develop, focus, and organize a message, other types of communication must also be taught as appropriate for a student’s discipline. Throughout each program of study, then, students must be given ample opportunity to develop their skills in forms of communication central to that program.
The primary goal of the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences degree and teacher certification options for the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, the B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, and B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management degrees is provide prepare well-qualified educators for teaching who can successfully communicate in a variety of settings and with a variety of audiences. This degree will use a sequence of four courses to help students achieve expected communication literacy in this program. The courses should be taken in the sequence indicated to build upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the previous courses. Technology is used throughout all courses as a mode of communication for the course delivery as well as advocacy for the FCS profession with various audiences. The CL courses for the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences are FCSE 3301 ,FCSE 4302 , FCSE 4325 , and FCSE 4012 , (or RHIM 4316 B.S. in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management students).