Earn teacher certification and stand out on the job market.
Family and Consumer Sciences teachers are in very high demand—especially teachers
with a bachelor's degree 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 teachers within a year of completing
the Bachelor's Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (formerly known as "Home Economics").
Our job placement rate is virtually 100 percent.
Employers aggressively recruit teachers from Texas Tech because we are widely recognized
as a leader in Family and Consumer Sciences teacher certification. You will get superior
preparation for a teaching career, including:
Specialized faculty. You will take education courses from nationally recognized experts in family and
consumer sciences. Our professors specialize in family and consumer sciences education,
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
Better student teaching assignments. Our tradition of excellence and strong relationships with school districts allows
us to place student teachers in the best classrooms. Some districts will only accept
student teachers from Texas Tech.
Superior teacher certification preparation. Graduates of our family and consumer sciences degree program have an outstanding
success rate on teacher certification exams.