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Family & Consumer Sciences Education

The Family & Consumer Sciences Education option is designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach family & consumer sciences in grades 5-12.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education – B.S. in Human Development & Family Science, Family & Consumer Sciences Education Emphasis

Students in the Family & Consumer Sciences Education program at Montana State learn how to empower their students to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society by focusing on a variety of different subject areas connected to the family and consumer sciences. Such subjects include nutrition and foods, interior design, child and human development, financial literacy, clothing and textiles and more. Beyond Family & Consumer Sciences Education course, FCS Education students are encouraged to expand their professional opportunities by way of earning a teaching minor or gaining a certification as an Accredited Financial Counselor or Certified Family Life Educator.

The Human Development & Family Science major at Montana State offers one additional Option Within a Major: Human Development & Family Sciences. The Human Development & Family Science program also has three additional minors: Human Development, Personal & Consumer Finance and Family & Consumer Sciences Education (Teaching).






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Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Family & Consumer Sciences Education students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Youth Services Specialist
  • Extension Educator

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.