The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers an
online graduate-level teaching licensure program in family and consumer sciences (FCS) that can also lead to a master's degree in
Community and Organizational Leadership or
This online program can be completed in 18 months.
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 bachelor's degrees can gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure, in a condensed format.*
The program will provide the opportunity for:
- Teachers already licensed in a discipline other than family and consumer sciences to gain certification in FCS education.
- 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
Community and Organizational Leadership and
- Individuals who hold a non-teaching bachelor's 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 bachelor's degree holder interested in this program
*Some students may need to take requisite undergraduate courses to qualify for the FCS graduate licensure program.
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 listed in the course curriculum.
- Meet minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
Answering the need of many schools like
School District of Baraboo
who struggle to find qualified family and consumer sciences teachers, UW-Stevens Point is one of the few programs in the state that offers a graduate-level FCS teaching licensure program.
United States Department of Education requires institutions that
provide distance education to disclose information for programs leading
to professional certification or licensure about whether each program
meets state educational requirements for initial licensure or
certification. Following is this disclosure information for this
- The requirements of this program meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Wisconsin
- The requirements of this program do not meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Not applicable
- The requirements of this program have not been determined if they meet Certification/Licensure in the following states: Alabama,
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Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South
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Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands.