Family and Consumer Sciences Education


The Family and Consumer Sciences program examines the interrelationship of life essentials – family, parenting and other human relationships; food and nutrition; textiles and clothing; housing and space environments; and time, money and energy management. This concentration provides a broad based education in Human Ecology, making it an excellent gateway for a profession or for graduate school in any area of Human Ecology. Students may choose between two options: teaching licensure with a minor in education or non-licensure. The curricula for both options are the same and is linked below.


For admission to upper division courses, see teacher education requirements below: 


Possible careers if a Tennessee license for teaching has been earned:

  • Career Technical Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher
  • USDA Extension Agent

Other career opportunities include:

  • Child or Adult Day Care programs
  • Department of Children’s Services
  • Department of Human Services
  • Developmental Districts and Agencies
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