Enrollment in all teacher education programs follows the guidelines for "Admission to Teacher Education Programs" found in this catalog. Applicants who do not yet meet all admissions criteria should consult with the department.
All teacher education programs include a clinical/field component. If you have been convicted of a felony, your criminal history record may impede your ability to complete this program and/or become a NYS certified teacher. Please review Buffalo State's Admission of Persons with Prior Felony Convictions Policy.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Undergraduate Program offers a broad knowledge of family and consumer sciences, plus skills in planning and communicating this knowledge to others.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Family and Consumer Sciences Education leads to initial K-12 certification to teach Family and Consumer Sciences. Graduates from the Family and Consumer Sciences Education program are prepared to teach Family and Consumer Sciences. The Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is necessary for certification in order to obtain a teaching position.
Intellectual Foundations Requirements
33-39 credits 33-39
Family and Consumer Sciences Major Requirements (33 credit hours)
SAF 310 PERSONAL SAFETY AND FIRST AID 3
NFS 105 FOOD AND PEOPLE 3
NFS 334 CONTEMPORARY NUTRITION 3
FTT 100 CONSTRUCTION FUNDAMENTALS 1
FTT 206 INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES 3
or FTT 349 HISTORY OF TEXTILES
SPF 303 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY: MIDDLE AND SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
IDE 101 INTRODUCTION TO INTERIOR DESIGN 3
SPF 202 CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION 3
SPF 345 PARENTING 3
SPF 353 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DURING EARLY ADOLESCENCE AND ADOLESCENCE 3
FIN 110 PERSONAL FINANCE 3
or BUS 116 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
Professional Education Major Requirements (33 credit hours)
CTE 301 FOUNDATIONS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 302 CURRICULUM AND EVALUATION IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 303 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 311 CAREER MENTORING 3
CTE 402 ASSESSMENT IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION 3
CTE 404 METHODS OF TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNICAL SUBJECTS 3
CTE 421 CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS 3
FCS 415 STUDENT TEACHING I 6
FCS 416 STUDENT TEACHING II 6
EDU 416 TEACHING LITERACY IN MIDDLE AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS 3
All College Electives
15-21 credit hours 15-21
Total Credit Hours 120
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