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Secondary Education, BSE - Family Consumer Sciences Teacher Education

Be Ready for a Variety of Opportunities

With a BSE in Secondary Education-Family Consumer Sciences option, you will be ready for certification from kindergarten through grade 12. You will have the opportunity to teach in high schools, middle schools, career centers, and continuing education centers. At UCM, you will be joining a program with over 100 years of tradition on preparing FCS teachers as you take courses in culinary, textiles, nutrition, child development, and more!

High Demand Career Field

Family Consumer Science educators are in critical need. This program has 100% job placement. With this degree, you will be actively recruited to teach FCS by school districts nationwide.

Student Learning Outcomes

You will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the Family Consumer Sciences Education program to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for entry level teaching in Family Consumer Sciences.
  • Demonstrate content knowledge in Family Consumer Sciences.
  • Demonstrate understanding and apply knowledge of technology, research, problem solving, creative & critical thinking, and communication skills within the teaching profession.
  • Display professionalism within the FCS profession through participation in career related opportunities and an FCS related organization.

Student Involvement

As a student of Family Consumer Sciences, you will have multiple opportunities to be involved at the local, state, and national levels, including:

  • UCM FCS Student Organization
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)
  • Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)


UCM is the longest continuously CAEP accredited public institution in Missouri


The Family Consumer Sciences program at UCM is nationally accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences


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Program Coordinator and Lead Content Faculty

Dr. Krystle Gremaud
Assistant Instructor
Lovinger 4200 C
Tel: 660-543-4647


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