The FCS teacher education program has a strong reputation of producing high-caliber teachers. It focuses on the fundamentals of teaching and prepares FCS teacher candidates in:
Parenting and Child Development
Textile and Fashion
Food, Nutrition, and Hospitality
Our program meets the Illinois teacher licensure requirements. Teacher candidates can get an Illinois teacher's license in a four or two-year degree program. Graduates are qualified to teach 5th through 12th grades in all areas of FCS. Endorsement options are also available.
Why Study Family & Consumer Sciences - Teacher Education?
Professional administrators contact Illinois State first for qualified teacher candidates. Our program is the largest producer of FCS teachers in Illinois.
FCS students have a strong community and support system. Our student organization, strong peer network, and faculty provide a sense of belonging. The program also has a strong alumni base.
There are many scholarships and opportunities for teaching assistantships. Most undergraduate teaching assistants are FCS teacher education students.
Check out the video below to learn more about the FCS Teacher Education Program.