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Program Coordinator:
Dr. Joyce Armstrong • jarmstrong@twu.edu • 940-898-2690

Major courses in this program consist of face-to-face and online formats.  Face-to-face courses are only offered on the TWU Denton campus.

The Family and Consumer Sciences major is a broad program which includes preparation in general university requirements, and in specific subject matter areas of Family and Consumer Sciences including:

  • family life
  • child development
  • food and nutrition
  • housing and household equipment management
  • fashion and textiles
  • consumer sciences

Completion of either the bachelor's degree (see below) or the Master of Arts in Teaching with an FCS specialization satisfies the course requirements in Texas for a Provisional Teacher Certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences allowing students to teach this subject in secondary schools.

Admissions Process & Prerequisites

What a former student has to say about this program:

Degree Plans

Texas Teacher Certification Information

CFLE Application

The curriculum for the Family and Consumer Sciences degree with an emphasis on Human Development and Family Studies has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Professional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.  Relevant course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas needed for Provisional CFLE designation must be taken and graduates qualify to complete the abbreviated CFLE application process.

Deadline to apply via the abbreviated process is two years after your date of graduation. When applying include the application, course checklist and a transcript

CFLE Application
CFLE Undergraduate Course Checklist

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