Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Post-baccalaureate Teacher Certification

Three programs are available for individuals who wish to earn a Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching Certificate after completing a baccalaureate degree:

  • The Family and Consumer Sciences Composite Certificate program is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in any one of the human sciences specializations. (FCSE Composite Certificate)
  • The program leading to the Family and Consumer Sciences Specialized Certificate in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Science is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in hospitality, nutrition, or food science. (FCSE in NHF)
  • The program leading to the Family and Consumer Sciences Specialized Certificate in Human Development and Family Studies is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in human development or family studies. (FCSE in HDFS)

Admission to a post-baccalaureate teacher certification program requires a baccalaureate degree in one of the human sciences specializations with an overall 2.75 GPA and a satisfactory level of performance on the TSI test or equivalent. Other program requirements include a minimum 2.75 GPA on professional education courses and courses in the teaching specialization and a grade of C or better in all required specialization and support courses. To be recommended for certification, graduates must achieve a satisfactory level of performance on the prescribed state certification examinations.

All Texas Tech teacher certification programs are approved by the State Board for Educator Certification and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Post-baccalaureate students who qualify for admission to a graduate degree program may apply graduate course work required for certification toward a Master of Science Degree in FCSE. (MS Programs)