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Family & Consumer Sciences - Teacher Education

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Family and Consumer Sciences teacher education involves the integrated and interdisciplinary teaching of diverse populations: children, youth, adults, people with disabilities, the elderly, business professionals, and others. It also involves teaching about problem solving and critical thinking, parenting skills, relationship skills, wellness and nutrition, clothing selection, time management, job skills and money management.

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Career Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Renee Carrigan  110 Student Services Building  rdcarugl@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5864 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Michele Ruby  Turner Hall 106  mcruby@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-4608 

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

This information is based on requirements for the academic year(s) indicated. Students should consult the catalog year they were admitted under for their academic requirements.

Applying to Illinois State

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA

2.50

Middle 50% GPA

2.90 - 3.55

Required Courses

None

Recommended Courses

  • Fundamentals of Psychology (PSY 110)
  • Personal Finance (FCS 103)
  • Introductory Nutrition (FCS 102)

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that students meet the Basic Skills Requirement prior to enrollment. Visit the College of Education's website for details on acceptable ACT or SAT scores which can be used to meet this requirement.

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone Note
Clint Smith  Turner Hall 106  cmsmit2@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5011  Current FCS students 
Michele Ruby  Turner Hall 118A  mcruby@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-4608  Prospective FCS students  

Middle 50% GPA

2.90 - 3.55

Plans of Study and Progress Tracking

Application Period

August 1 - September 21, January 1 - February 21

Application Information

Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone Note
Clint Smith  Turner Hall 106  cmsmit2@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-5011  Current FCS students 
Michele Ruby  Turner Hall 118A  mcruby@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-4608  Prospective FCS students  
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