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Do you love the idea of your teaching career improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities? Then Ball State's major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is right for you. Our program prepares you to work for public or private schools teaching family and consumer science classes—including topics such as family relations, child development, consumer rights and responsibilities, nutrition, housing and interior design, and apparel construction. As a graduate, you may also qualify to become a county Extension educator or work for other public and private agencies.

What You Will Learn

As part of our Family and Consumer Sciences Education program you'll learn concepts surrounding child and family wellness, human growth and development, personal nutrition, housing, design, and more.

Program Benefits

Our instructors have real-world experience related to individuals, families, and communities.

Our coursework includes student teaching in supervised educational settings.

Our graduates are in high demand and have success finding a job immediately after graduation.

Major Requirements

Our bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education consists of 120 credits, including the University Core Curriculum, specialized family and consumer sciences education coursework, and general electives to round out your degree.

Additionally, you must complete 1,500 clock hours of supervised work in family and consumer sciences in order to apply for the license of “Career and Technical Education: Family and Consumer Sciences” as a content area. This makes you eligible to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in the school setting listed on the license (Indiana State Board of Education; 511 IAC 15-6-5).

Credits Required



For a complete list of all the courses you will take and their descriptions, consult our Course Catalog.

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National Accreditation

The Teachers College is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Learn more.

Paying for Your Education

Department Scholarships

On top of the dozens of scholarships the university offers its students, our department gives awards every year to its own students to recognize them for their achievements. Specific information about scholarships will be available at a later date.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? The first step is to apply as an undergraduate student to Ball State University.

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More Information

Place matters, and that is particularly true on our beautiful campus—our size, our people, our culture, and our amenities. Come see it for yourself by scheduling a visit through hour Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Of if you’d rather speak directly to someone in our department, feel free to call or email us.