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School of Health Sciences and Wellness Family and Consumer Sciences Add-on Certification

Graduate Teaching Certification

Earn your 1210 Add-on License

UW-Stevens Point is one of the few programs in the state that offers an online graduate-level licensure/certification program in family and consumer sciences (FCS). This program can be taken as an add-on licensure/certification for a teacher looking to expand their portfolio, or as an initial licensing/certification program for someone looking to make a career change in a condensed format.  

Program Benefits  

  • courses are 100% online
  • teachers already licensed in a discipline other than family and consumer sciences gain certification in FCS education
  • licensed teachers move forward in their PDP while attaining an additional certification
  • participants can dovetail required credits with our existing master’s programs in Community and Organizational Leadership or Education
  • individuals who hold a non-teaching bachelor’s degree gain coursework for FCS teacher licensure/certification, in a condensed format, while completing additional requirements for an initial teaching license
Family and Consumer Sciences Add-on Certification

Why choose the Family and Consumer Sciences Add-on program at UW-Stevens Point?

At UW-Stevens Point, we have online, interactive classes that will provide opportunities for you to examine and enrich your personal and professional goals. This program consists of 22-25 credits, but this can vary depending on each participant’s educational and professional background. We will work with you to review your transcripts and determine each participant’s unique course requirements.
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Add-On Program

By the Numbers

22-25
Credits
18
Months
US Dollars540
Per Credit + Fees

Courses and Requirements

Students who are looking to add-on an FCS licensure/certification must have a bachelor’s degree, a teaching license in a discipline other than FCS education and meet a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Students who are looking for initial licensure/certification in FCS must have a bachelor’s degree and meet a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Fall 2022 Credits
​FCS 791 – Curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences ​3
​EDUC 790 – Pluralism in the Schools (Licensing Program) ​2

 

Spring 2023 Credits
​FCS 772 – Family Financial Management ​3
​HD 762 – Family Issues in Society ​3
Receive an email from Field.Experiences.Office@uwsp.edu late April/early May asking to sign up for a mandatory student teaching application meeting for September.

 

Summer 2023 ​​Credits
​FCS 594 – Principles of Career and Technical Education ​2
​FCS 596 – Cooperative Occupational Education Programs ​1
​EDUC 743 – Creating Strategic Readers Across All Contents ​3
Take the Praxis Subject Assessment (test code: 5122) if you do not have a 3.00 in FCS related courses. ​

 

Fall 2023 ​​Credits
FCS 540 – Clothing, Textiles, and Housing (optional) ​3
EDUC 702 – Advanced Education Psychology: Theory Into Practice (Licensing Program) ​3
In September, attend Student Teaching application meeting with the UWSP Office of Field Experiences

 

Spring 2024 ​​Credits
FCS 797 – Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences
(can be completed on the job)
6
FCS 600 – Seminar on Student Teaching 1

Summer 2022 Credits 
​FCS 792 – Nutrition and Food Prep for Healthy Living ​4
FCS 793 – Development and Guidance of Children and Adolescents ​3

 

Fall 2022 Credits
​FCS 791 – Curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences ​3

 

Spring 2023 Credits
​FCS 772 – Family Financial Management ​3
​HD 762 – Family Issues in Society ​3

 

Summer 2023 ​​Credits
​FCS 594 – Principles of Career and Technical Education ​2
​FCS 596 – Cooperative Occupational Education Programs ​1
​EDUC 743 – Creating Strategic Readers Across All Contents ​3
Take the Praxis Subject Assessment (test code: 5122) if you do not have a 3.00 in FCS related courses. ​

 

Fall 2023 ​​Credits
FCS 540 – Clothing, Textiles, and Housing (optional) ​3
FCS 798 – Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences ​3

How much will it cost?

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Tuition and Costs

We recognize that cost is essential when determining which program is best for you. Tuition, segregated fees, and a distance education fee combine to determine the program’s total cost, and each item is priced on a per-credit basis. There is an additional $25 administrative fee per semester of enrollment. For questions about tuition or more information, please reach out to Student Financial Services. Students enrolled in an add-on licensure program are considered non-degree seeking and will not be eligible for financial aid. If students combine their add-on licensure with the master’s in education degree, they are degree-seeking and are eligible for financial aid.

Are you Ready to Apply?

To apply to this program, please follow the steps below.

  1. Apply to the School of Education and submit:
    1. All unofficial transcripts (including transfer credits)
    2. Letter of Intent
    3. Teaching license (if applicable) 
    4. Background check – must be from the last six months.
  2. Once you have been accepted into the program, you will apply to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a non-degree seeking student. If you are adding a master’s degree, then you will apply as a degree seeking student.
  3. Once you have been accepted into the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will be emailed instructions to set up your student account and register for classes.
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Add a Master’s Degree

Are you interested in earning your master’s degree? The credits from this program can be applied towards progress in one of UWSP’s master’s degree programs, such as Community and Organizational Leadership or Education. You may be able to earn your master’s degree with as few as 9 additional credits beyond the FCS curriculum.
“​I have been able to advance my career in the field of FCS due to the Family and Consumer Sciences graduate program at UWSP. It was a great experience! The workload was manageable while I was teaching. I was able to relate the topics learned in my classes to what I was teaching and experiencing in the classroom at any given time.”
Alyssa Morris Wautoma Area School District

Meet your Faculty and Staff

Our instructors consistently achieve exemplary ratings and strive to utilize innovative instructional strategies in an online environment. We are available to assist our students and care deeply about their needs.
Susan Turgeson

Susan Turgeson

  • Associate Professor – Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Coordinator – Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program (Undergraduate and Graduate)
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DPI Accreditation

UW-Stevens Point’s teacher education programs are accredited by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

The 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 program:

  • 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, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wyoming; District of Columbia; American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands