Are you interested in:

  • Teaching family and consumer sciences


Becoming a teacher of family and consumer sciences (7-12) at Meredith College is a win-win process: you major in family and consumer sciences, the subject you want to teach, and then you take courses in the professional teacher licensure program. Study in your major will prepare you to understand the content you will teach and your professional education courses will prepare you to teach – including planning and assessing learning activities. You will learn to understand your students and to design instruction for all students. You can begin taking required licensure courses as a sophomore. After taking one education course, you can apply to the teacher education program.

Types of jobs:

  • Family and consumer sciences teacher for grades 7-12 in public, private, and charter schools


Attend graduate school for:

  • Family and consumer science


Options for the major:

  • Earn a B.A. in family and consumer sciences
  • Join Meredith Educators, a group that organizes speakers and sponsors special activities for students interested in teaching
  • Take the first-year critical thinking seminar called “Education Under Fire!” as an elective for an opportunity to debate important issues in education and to visit schools
  • Attend the information session for first-year students who are interested in teaching (March)
  • Attend the Orientation to Teacher Education in the fall of your sophomore year
  • Participate in child center and school-based field placements
  • Teaching during your semester-long student teaching internship
  • Kappa Delta Pi, the education honor society


Professional associations:


Career outlook:

Middle school teacher
High school teacher


Additional information:

Requirements for family and consumer sciences licensure »

The faculty and staff of the Department of Education work closely with public school teachers and administrators. This helps us design programs to prepare you for real classrooms. We see you as a future teacher-leader!

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