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A career track, leading to certification/licensure to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary schools, is available for majors in the Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) degree. This program is made possible through a partnership agreement with UW Family and Consumer Sciences, Colorado State University (CSU) Family and Consumer Sciences program and the CSU Center for Educator Preparation. While meeting the requirements for the HFDS concentration, students will use electives to obtain expertise in other FCS specializations needed to teach adolescents in Wyoming and other state secondary programs. As a senior, students will then take the remaining courses needed to meet Wyoming and Colorado certification/licensure requirements at CSU in Ft. Collins. In their last semester, Wyoming students may complete their student teaching requirements in Southern Wyoming FCS school classrooms with supervision by an FCS teacher educator. students obtain expertise in areas needed to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in Wyoming and other state secondary school programs. Concurrent enrollment semesters will be required. By participating in this partnership, students earn dual bachelor’s degrees—one from UW and one from CSU. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours between the two programs (minimum of 120 at UW and a minimum of 30 at CSU) in order to be awarded a degree from each institution. In addition, students meet the requirements to apply for certification/licensure in Wyoming and in Colorado. Both licenses are reciprocal in many other states.
Upon declaring this career track, students must satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check). Advising will provide careful attention to the uniqueness of individual student situations and academic choices.
Students must meet all entry requirements at UW and CSU. Students in the CSU licensure program are required to earn a C or above in all content courses and teacher licensing courses, and a passing score on the appropriate licensing exam. Therefore, a C or above must be earned in all courses and an overall 2.75 GPA to be transferred to CSU to fulfill their program requirements.
The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Licensure Career Track.
For information about this career track, please contact:
Dr. Christine Wade