Family and Consumer Sciences Education

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Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Earn home economics teacher certification and stand out on the job market.

Home economics teachers are in very high demand—especially teachers with a Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Texas Tech University.

A majority of students in our Family and Consumer Sciences program receive job offers before graduation. And nearly all are working as home economics teachers within a year of completing the Family and Consumer Sciences degree. Our job placement rate is virtually 100 percent.

Employers aggressively recruit home economics teachers from our Family and Consumer Sciences program because Texas Tech is widely recognized as a leader in home economics teacher certification. You will get superior preparation for a home economics teaching career, including:

  • Specialized faculty. You will take education courses from nationally recognized experts in family and consumer sciences. Our professors specialize in home economics teaching, not general education.
  • Hands-on learning. You will gain practical skills in numerous family and consumer science specialties, including food preparation, clothing design, nutrition, sustainability, and financial planning.
  • Better student teaching assignments. Our tradition of excellence and strong relationships with school districts allows us to place student teachers in the best home economics classrooms. Some districts will only accept student teachers from Texas Tech.
  • Superior teacher certification preparation. Graduates of our home economics degree program have an outstanding success rate on teacher certification exams.

You will also have the opportunity to work with authors and researchers from our renowned Curriculum Center for Family and Consumer Sciences, which publishes textbooks and class materials used by home economics teachers nationwide.

Broaden Your Options for a Home Economics Teaching Career

Graduates of Texas Tech's Family and Consumer Sciences degree program have a job placement rate of nearly 100 percent. A majority of our students receive job offers before graduating.

The Family and Consumer Sciences degree prepares you for a wide variety of teaching careers and other job opportunities, including:

  • Middle school home economics teacher
  • High school home economics teacher
  • Curriculum developer
  • Business educator
  • Social services worker
  • Extension agent

Home Economics Teacher Certification


Texas Tech's Family and Consumer Sciences degree is approved by the State Board for Educator Certification and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Combined Degrees That Include a Home Economics Teaching Certificate

You can increase your marketability by combining the home economics teaching certificate with another degree in the College of Human Sciences:

  • Bachelor of Sciences in Human Development and Family Studies with Secondary Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification 6th through 12th Grade
  • Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification 8th through 12th Grade
    • Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Service
  • Bachelor of Science in Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification 8th through 12th Grade
    • Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science

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