Texas Tech University

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

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 planning.
  • 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.

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

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 Teaching Certificate

You can increase your marketability by combining the Family and Consumer Sciences 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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