Texas Tech University

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

An in-demand career choice that makes a difference.

Composite FCS Certificate, Grades 6-12

  • Teach 40 different courses in eight clusters and career development, covers all FCS content areas:
    • Nutrition
    • Hospitality
    • Human/Child Development
    • Family Studies
    • Consumer Economics
    • Textiles and Apparel
    • Interior Design

Two Specialized FCS Certificates, Grades 8-12

  • Teach courses in specialized content areas, career development:
    • FCS: Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science (19 possible courses)
    • FCS: Human Development and Family Studies (21 possible courses)

Why Consider a Career in Teaching FCS?

  • Expand career opportunities
  • Competitive salaries, benefits
    • Texas minimum starting = $27,540 (10 months)
    • Average Texas starting = $42,192
    • Average Texas experienced = $58,087
    • Overall Texas average = $52,789 (Texas Workforce Commission, 2014)
  • Incentives, extra compensation
  • Family-friendly work schedule
  • Teachers make a difference
  • Shortage of FCS teachers in Texas

Beyond the Classroom

A teaching certificate opens doors to careers beyond the classroom:

  • Extension education
  • Educational support services
  • Human service agencies
  • Business, especially corporate training
  • School counseling *
  • School administration *

* Requires Master's degree and additional certification

Family & Consumer Sciences Education