Family & Consumer Sciences

Fast Facts

The Family and Consumer Sciences program is housed in the Department of Health and Human Sciences in the College of Education and Human Development. Students can major in Family and Consumer Sciences as well as select a specific concentration if they want to specialize in one area of the discipline; FCS Education, Human Development and Family Studies, and Retail Merchandising.

  • Oldest department on Campus; 1st BS degree at the University of Montevallo granted to a Family and Consumer Sciences graduate.
  • Accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Continuous record of educating Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in the State.
  • Approved Certified Family Life Education program.
  • All students in each concentration complete an internship in the field.
  • Child Study Center:
    • 1st Child Development Center in Shelby County to achieve NAEYC accreditation.
    • Continuous programming for children since 1931.
    • Approved Office of School Readiness (OSR) center.

3-Year FCS Major Overview



3-Year FCS Program Outcomes

  Aug. 2018-May 2019 Aug. 2019-May 2020 Aug. 2020- May 2021 Format Reported Frequency Updated and Reported Briefly describe your methods of data collection: i.e. where you got your data and how your data were measured
Retention Rate for major 100% 50% 66.7% Website Data collected and reported annually Retention rates for the major are calculated annually in the Office of Institutional Research based upon declaration major.
Graduation Rate for major 43% 60% 67% Website Data collected and reported annually Graduation rate is calculated and provided by the Office of Institutional Research, University of Montevallo for fall semester only
Performance on National Examinations (% of passed) required)
edTPA

100%

n=3

100%

n=1

N/A Data collected each semester Data collected from edTPA nationally
ServSafe Exam

33.3%

n=3

100%

n=2

N/A Updated annually Data collected from instructor
Number of Graduates (required)
FCS Major Total 25 6 18 Website Updated annually Statistics provided annually to the department from the Registrar’s office.
  • FCS Education
3 1 1
  • HDFS
15 3 13
  • Retail Merchandising
7 2 4
Job Placement in field (% of graduates)
  • FCS Education

66.7%

n=3

100%

n=1

100%

n=1

Website Updated annually

Data collected from follow-up contact with graduates.

 

 

  • HDFS

60%

n=15

66.7%

n=3

33%

n=13

  • Retail Merchandising

71.4%

n=7

50%

n=2

50%

n=4

Graduate School
FCS Major Total

4%

n=25

16.7%

n=6

11%

n=18

Updated annually

Data collected from follow-up contact with graduates.