Two Credentials to Teach FCS Industry Sector Courses, Grades 7 – 12
1. Single Subject Teaching Credential – Home Economics (FCS)
- Hold a Family and Consumer Sciences B.A. or B.S. degree OR Major in a related field (such as Child Development or Nutrition) and pass the CSET to confirm subject area proficiency,
- Complete a fifth year credential program consisting of curriculum and instruction coursework and student teaching, OR
- Apply for an Internship program where you complete the curriculum and instruction coursework during a two-year paid internship (instead of student teaching; must find your own teaching position)
- Hold a Single Subject Credential in another subject area, pass the CSET to add Home Economics as a supplementary authorization, and complete a Home Economics (FCS) Methods course (Sacramento State offers this course online – usually in the summer).
2. Designated Subjects CTE (Career Technical Education)
- Authorizes teaching in one or more of the three FCS industry sectors, depending on college coursework and industry experience
- Designated Subject CTE – Education, Child Development, and Family Services
- Designated Subject CTE – Fashion and Interior Design
- Designated Subject CTE – Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
- Qualification Option A: Complete 48 semester units of postsecondary vocational training related to the industry sector(s) named on the credential (courses or majors such as Nutrition, Child Development, Hospitality Management, Education, Family Services, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Culinology, or Apparel Design and Merchandising) AND Have one year (1000 hours) of work experience in the industry named on the credential.
- Qualification Option B: Have a high school diploma and three years of related industry experience.
See detailed information about the credential on this fact sheet. FCS Credential Fact Sheet
See listing of FCS courses taught with the credential. Secondary FCS courses