Family & Consumer Sciences

The program focuses on teaching behaviors, theories, and practice that enhance communication and teaching skills in the classroom including teaching-learning processes, curriculum planning, teaching strategies, self-evaluation, and laboratory work. The degree leads to certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to teach at the elementary and secondary (K-12) level in the area of family and consumer sciences. In addition to receiving the Pennsylvania certification, the degree also prepares a student for a variety of professional career opportunities in child care and development, adult education, and as educational specialists in industry and business.

In Marywood's Family and Consumer Science Program, you will learn varied instructional strategies which complement diverse learning styles, the latest educational technologies and their application, and how to engage students in problem-solving activities. Additionally, you will acquire the skills and experience to design developmentally appropriate learning experiences, foster creativity in the learning environment, engage students in problem-solving activities, and create an intellectually exciting learning environment.

Degree: Bachelor of Science - BS
Program Website
College: College of Health & Human Services
Department Website: Nutrition & Dietetics

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1


Middle States Commission on Higher Education
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Pennsylvania Department of Education 

Contact Information

Office of University Admissions

Program Coordinator: Sandra Graham
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences