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Family and Consumer Science Education

nsu_2075The field needs you.The demand for new family and consumer sciences teachers is expected to be four times greater over the next 10 years than the number currently available.The Nicholls vocational family and consumer sciences education program prepares students for teaching positions in middle and senior high schools and informal educational settings, such as businesses, youth groups, extension and community programs.The curriculum combines general education courses with specialized courses in:

  • education,
  • nutrition,
  • family studies,
  • child development,
  • clothing and
  • housing.

Students must complete one semester of student teaching. Each student teacher is assigned to a vocational family and consumer sciences teacher who meets state and university requirements, is active in professional organizations, sponsors an active Family, Career and Community Leaders of America program and enjoys working with students.

Students must complete requirements, including passage of necessary Praxis exams, prior to student teaching. View Praxis Information and Student Teaching Enrollment Process for details.

Nursery school authorization may be obtained with this degree by:

  • achieving a passing score for Praxis Elementary Education: Content Knowledge Exam (#5014),
  • achieving a passing score for Praxis Early Childhood Education (#0020) OR accumulating 12 credit hours of combined nursery school and kindergarten coursework, selected from: FACS 133, 135, 231, 330, 332, 333, 335, 336, 433 and 435 and
  • accumulating nine semester hours of reading coursework by completing EDUC 365 and 402.



Degree Plan (PDF)

Praxis Information

Department of Student Teaching

Career Opportunities


Dr. Mary Junot


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