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Family & Consumer Sciences Program Description

The Family and Consumer Sciences Program, offered through the School of Education, leads to New York state certification, valid for Family and Consumer Sciences, all grades. This program is designed to blend on-campus preparation with field experiences in a variety of school settings, culminating in full-time student teaching. Literacy, multicultural education, and information technology are integrated through all aspects of the program. The program conforms to the New York State Learning Standards in Physical Education, Health and Family and Consumer Sciences as well as Career Development and Occupational Studies.

Program Components
  • 37 semester hours
  • 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching
  • Full-time student teaching
  • Hofstra University field placement services
  • Technology-rich curriculum

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