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Undergraduate Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

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Help Create Healthy Families So They Can Better Manage Their Lives

Your skills as an educator will help train young people and adults to live in a global society. By mastering a curriculum that delves into nutrition, clothing and textiles, housing, child development and family relationships, and understanding the impact of consumer economics, you will be ready to earn your K-12 teaching certification.

Why Family and Consumer Sciences Education?

The ability to manage and nourish a family is a skill that every generation must learn. Your degree prepares you to enlighten students in public schools and parents who attend classes offered by community organizations. There is a strong demand in the workforce for these essential teaching skills.

The World Needs Family and Consumer Sciences Education Majors

The American family faces many challenges. By sharing nutrition information, food preparation techniques, parenting methods, home design, and money management skills in public schools and social service agencies, you help shape a better tomorrow.

Expected Outcomes with an Undergraduate Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

IUP’s curriculum trains you to teach public school students essential living skills. The classroom work deepens your knowledge in topics that range from interior design and proper clothing choices to diet, food preparation, and the complexities of managing family economics.

  • Become a K-12 public school teacher, or prepare for work as a social agent, parent educator, or extension agent.
  • Your undergraduate studies are a strong foundation for pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees, both of which improve your professional credentials and possibilities.
  • Ample job opportunities are available. Some states have reciprocal agreements with Pennsylvania.

The IUP Difference

Content Specialists. Faculty members, who are recognized as experts in their fields, will be your professors. Drawing from their experiences as classroom teachers and academics, these content specialists will guide you throughout your studies.

Exclusive Program. IUP offers the only family and consumer sciences education degree program in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Budget Friendly. Your IUP degree will prove invaluable as you prepare for a fulfilling career in education. Your tuition fees will remain economical. It’s a win-win for you and those students and parents who will benefit from your expertise.

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