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Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Bachelor of Science in Education, Technical Education and Training

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Teacher Education prepares you to become a family and consumer science educator in public and private school settings. It is a specialization of the Technical Education and Training major, designed to prepare graduates for expanding career opportunities in the field of education and training.


Family and Consumer Science educators empower individuals and families to manage challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. Our unique focus is on families, work, and their relationships.

Family and Consumer Sciences programs include courses directed by the state standards for middle and high schools in Ohio, and culminates in testing to earn an initial Ohio teaching license. Course titles include Consumer and Financial Literacy, Managing Transitions, Healthy and Safe Foods, Career Search, Healthy Living, and Child Development.

Ohio State academic programs are designed to prepare students for licensure or certification in Ohio. If you plan to pursue licensure or certification in a state other than Ohio, please review state educational requirements for licensure and certification at

Career Paths

Graduates of the program can find employment as a family and consumer sciences teacher in grades 7-12. Other possible employment options could include extension education and entry-level management positions in a variety of business and industry settings.


Prerequisites/Pre-major Requirements: 
2.75 cumulative GPA or higher; 30 semester credit hours; minimum C- in Math 1075 or higher level course, English 1110 and GE literature course

Degree requirements: Ohio State general education courses, content courses related to Family and Consumer Sciences, education courses, including two field experiences and student teaching
Other requirements: To obtain an Ohio teaching license in Family and Consumer Science Education, the OAE Assessment of Professional Knowledge (002 or 003), and the OAE 022  Family and Consumer Eciences Education test must be taken and passed.

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Edward C. Fletcher, Jr., PhD, Distinguished Associate Professor
Jay Plasman, PhD, Assistant Professor
David Stein, PhD, Associate Professor
Chris Zirkle, PhD, Associate Professor
Jane Briggs, PhD, Senior Lecturer


Chris Zirkle
Associate Professor

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