Teach Family and Consumer Sciences to 6-12 Grade Students
Are you excited about the idea of becoming a teacher and helping young people learn the skills needed to be successful in life? If so, Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education 6-12 may be the degree for you! This program is designed to prepare you for initial teacher licensure as you learn to ready students for the challenges of life.
Family and consumer sciences is one of the most valuable subjects that a student can learn, as it involves preparation for family development, economics and finances, and nutrition and food safety. Every student will need to acquire these skills in order to see success in their adult life. You can be the person who teaches these vital concepts to adolescents that they will use throughout their lives. Let us partner with you so you can become the difference-maker you want to see in the world.
Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.
Why Choose Liberty’s Family and Consumer Sciences Education Degree?
Pursuing your teaching license is one of the most important steps in your career as an educator. We want to come alongside you to make the process as seamless as possible. Since true work experience is the best way to gain confidence as a teacher, we offer practicum and student teaching opportunities to provide you with valuable classroom training.
Within our School of Education, we have a team dedicated to overseeing your practicum experience to ensure that you are prepared to take on a class full of students. You will have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through one of our fellowship programs. Here, you can experience the urban school setting while staying in the heart of D.C. for an entire semester!
Our nation is desperate for teachers who are well-educated, enthusiastic, and compassionate toward their students. As one of the largest providers of teachers in Virginia, Liberty wants to help prepare you to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. Because as an educator, you have the chance to make a huge impact on the lives of children from all types of backgrounds. Prepare for this responsibility by partnering with us.
What Will You Learn in Our FACS Education Degree?
In your education program, you will start by learning foundational concepts like oral and written communication, mathematics, psychology, and Christian principles, which can be applied to nearly any career. Your major will consist of a combination of education and FACS courses to prepare you to teach in your discipline.
You will learn teaching concepts like instructional design, behavioral and individual differences in students, and curriculum creation. You will also complete practicum and student teaching hours that will prepare you with hands-on experience as well as aid you in obtaining your teacher license.
Your FACS courses will focus on a variety of subjects, including:
- Career planning
- Contemporary families and parenting
- Designing for interiors and apparel
- Family economic decisions
- Food safety and human nutrition
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
EDUC 360 – Foundations of Education
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A comprehensive survey of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of American education
- How to articulate your personal philosophy of education
- The educational foundations that are found in Scripture and the applicability of these to both the Christian School Movement and the public school system
FACS 205 – Development of Contemporary Families
In this course, you’ll learn about the origin and description of contemporary American patterns in response to changes in society and technology.
FACS 350 – Family Economic Decisions
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- An analysis of the relationship between family values and use of resources
- Theory and application of financial management principles related to the family throughout the life cycle
FACS 381 – Career Planning
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Career preparation, professional standards, team-work skills, and leadership development
- Case studies and problem-solving
- Preparation for research, planning, and presentations in education and community settings
Highlights of Our Bachelor of Education Degree
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Pursuing one of our Bachelor of Education licensure tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
- You will have a total of 390 classroom hours by the time you graduate.
- The Educational Technology Lab provides students with resources, software, and equipment to help promote learning with technology.
- All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 experience and a current teaching license.
- You will have the opportunity to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia, including the Washington, D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.
B.Ed. Degree Information
Career Opportunity for B.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Graduates
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, endorsement for Virginia licensure, and over 200 hours of classroom experience. This degree will equip you with all the necessary resources, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed as a 6-12 grade school teacher in the family and consumer sciences discipline.
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Admission essay
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Official high school transcripts
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.