Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Career Options and Salary Range
Graduates of the Family and Consumer Sciences
Education concentration teach classes in middle and high schools.
They are qualified for positions in which a breadth of knowledge, of family and consumer sciences is required. Students
in Family and Consumer Sciences Education do not pursue a
minor. Salaries of first-year teachers vary by school
system. Typically, entry-level salaries range from $23,000 to
Students in this program gain a broad breadth
of knowledge in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences. They
have opportunities to observe master teachers and to develop
their own teaching style through a supervised internship. Also,
they develop competency in care for children and the elderly in
an occupational competency practicum in which they observe care
givers and participate in programs for children and the elderly.
At the completion of their program, family and consumer sciences
education students receive an Alabama Class B high school (grades
7-I2) teaching certificate.
In addition to the University of Montevallo
General Education core and Family and Consumer Sciences core,
Family and Consumer Sciences Education students take courses in
all areas, of their profession. Course subjects include: apparel
construction and analysis, foods, housing, textiles, quantity
foods, methods of teaching, child development, adolescence,
parenting, vocational education, early childhood programs,
practice teaching, educational technology, reading in the content
area, classroom management, evaluation, educational psychology,
and exceptional children.
Comments From Students
"Wow! I didn't know there were so many
teaching positions available."
"I love all my coursework. I get to take
classes in all areas of family and consumer
"I'm really using what I learned at
Montevallo in my sixth grade family and consumer sciences
Donna Bell M.Ed