Family and Consumer Sciences


Family and Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades Birth-12)
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    Specific General Education Requirements: PSY 121(3); CHM 116(4); BIO 101(3) and 111(1), or BIO 121(4) or BMS 110(3) and 111(1); SOC 150(3)
  2. Major Requirements (42 hours):
    1. CFD 155(3), 160(3), 163(3), 250(3), 361(3); FCS 120(3), 301(3), 335(2), 373(3), 472(3), 507(1); HID 140(3); HRA 210(3), 218(3), 321(3)
    2. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of FCS 472(3).

  3. Professional Education Courses. Note: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. FCS 493(6), 494(6), 507(1), 512(3), 515(3)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Program and Secondary Education Requirements section of catalog
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification; as well as the requirements for Secondary Education. Refer to the Teacher Education Program section of the catalog for requirements.
  6. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Education degree are required to meet the following grade point average requirements: at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended; at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B; at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area; at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.

Health Education (certifiable grades 9-12, added endorsement only): Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a major in Family and Consumer Science may receive Missouri state certification in Health Education grades 9-12 by completing the following courses: BMS 307(4) or KIN 250(3), BMS 308(4) or KIN 252(3), or equivalents; CFD 163(3); BMS 130(3) or BMS 240(3); KIN 253(2), 256(2), 257(2), 358(3); PSY 101(3); SWK 330(3); plus additional hours of electives in health-related courses, in consultation with their advisor, to bring total to 30 hours. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, student must have at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area which includes all courses listed above.

Accelerated Master's Program in Educational Technology

The MSEd-Educational Technology accelerated master's degree option provides Missouri State University undergraduate students the opportunity to enroll in a combined baccalaureate and master's degree program. Eligible BSEd majors may apply for preliminary acceptance into the MSEd-Educational Technology program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. Once accepted, students will be able to take up to 12 hours of graduate-level Educational Technology courses that apply to both their undergraduate and graduate programs (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information. 

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.