FCS Graduate Certification


Program Description

The School of Health Promotion & Human Development at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers a graduate-level teaching licensure program in Family & Consumer Sciences that can also lead to a master's degree in Human & Community Resources or Education.

The program consists of 22-25 credits which can be applied toward progress on one of UWSP's existing master's degree programs in Human & Community Resources and Education.

Participating students will work in cohort setting. Courses are offered in non-traditional formats, online, face-to-face and hybrid, to accommodate practicing professionals. The program can be completed in 18 months.

Who will Benefit from the Program


The FCS graduate-level certification program will provide opportunities for licensed teachers to add a new license in the area of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, people who hold a bachelors degree's can gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure, in a condensed format. *

The program will:

  • Allow licensed teachers to move forward in their PDP while attaining an additional certification.
  • Provide opportunities for already licensed instructors to apply graduate credits toward one of several available master's degrees.
  • Allow required credits to dovetail with our existing Master's programs in Education (MSE) and Human and Community Resources (MSHCR).
  • Allow non-teaching bachelors degree holders to obtain the core FCS courses needed for licensure as well as the additional requirements for an initial teaching license. For additional requirements needed by a non-teaching bachelors degree holders interested in this program click here.
The program will provide the opportunity for:
  • Licensed teachers to gain certification in Family and Consumer Sciences.
  • Licensed teachers to move forward in their PDP while attaining an additional certification.
  • Participants to dovetail required credits with our existing Master's programs in Education (MSE) and Human and Community Resources (MSHCR).
  • Individuals who hold a non-teaching bachelors degree to gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure, in a condensed format, while completing additional requirements for an initial teaching license. For additional requirements needed by a non-teaching bachelors degree holders interested in this program click here.

*Some students may need to take requisite undergraduate courses to qualify for the FCS graduate licensure program.

Program Details


The program consists of 22-25 credits that can be applied toward progress on one of UWSP's existing master's degree programs in Human & Community Resources and Education.

Participating students will work in cohort setting. Courses are offered in non-traditional formats, on-line, face-to-face and hybrid, to accommodate practicing professionals. The program can be completed in 18 months.

Program Completion

Licensure in Family and Consumer Sciences is available to individuals who have met the following criteria:

  • Possess an undergraduate degree and teaching certification in a discipline other than FCS education or has completed requisite undergraduate courses* necessary to qualify for licensure.
  • Complete all required courses as outlined in the program description.
  • Meet minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Obtain a passing score of 159 or higher on the FCS Praxis II "Family and Consumer Sciences" test #0121.
  
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