Family & Consumer Sciences Education


BSE FCS Checksheet

FCS BSE Academic Map

Choose the profession that impacts lives. . . Become a teacher of Family & Consumer Sciences!

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree in Family & Consumer Sciences and is recognized as a premier educator licensure program in the state of Arkansas. While we welcome any out-of-state candidates, completion of any program, other than an initial licensure program, may not lead to licensure or endorsement in Arkansas or in the state in which you reside. It is your responsibility to check with your state’s department of education to determine if the license or endorsement requirements are met through the program of study. If you are a potential out-of-state candidate, please contact the program coordinator directly.

BSE graduates are prepared for licensure in secondary (7 – 12) FACS. In addition to FACS secondary teaching positions, career opportunities in business, industry, and the public sector are available to the graduate with an education degree in FACS.

State Department of Education Contacts

The site below provides the contact information for the Departments of Education in each U.S. state and territory.  Contact your state’s department of education for specific licensing requirements for your state.

Positions in the following career areas are available to the FACS education major:

  • Educator, Business, industry, public affairs, and governmental agencies
  • Specialist/director, Consumer affairs
  • FACS Agent and 4-H Agent, Cooperative Extension Service
  • Director, Head Start
  • Director, Test Kitchen
  • Educator, Department of Health
  • Instructor, Community and technical college


Recent Education Placements of UCA BSE graduates:

  • Arkansas School for the Deaf
  • Benton High School
  • Bryant High School
  • Cabot High School
  • Conway Junior High School
  • Conway High School
  • Eldorado High School
  • Fort Smith High School
  • Jacksonville High School
  • Jonesboro High School
  • Lonoke Junior High School
  • Maumelle High School
  • Maumelle Middle School
  • North Little Rock High School
  • Sheridan High School
  • Van Buren High School

Teacher Education Pre-admission Checklist

Information found at: College of Education Website


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