Become a Teacher in Family and Consumer Sciences

At A&M-Commerce, your bachelor’s degree and experience will help prepare you to teach students at the secondary level. Although a master’s degree is not required to complete this certification, you can apply the courses to our master’s degree in agricultural sciences. Classes are designed to prepare you to effectively educate youth by incorporating your knowledge about family economics, child development, nutritional management, food sanitation, personal finance and more into your curriculum.

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Focus Your Passion

Once admitted to our program, you can focus on one of the following content areas.

Family and Consumer Sciences

This general content area covers grades 6-12 courses within the family and consumer sciences across various disciplines, including human development, family studies, hospitality, nutrition and food sciences. For this content area, you need to have a degree. No wage-earning experience or licensure/certificate is required.

Human Development and Family Studies

This specialized content area qualifies you to teach courses in grades 8-12 related to child and life span development, parenting and family relationships. No wage-earning experience or licensure/certificate is required. However, you do need to have a degree to pursue this content area.

Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Sciences

This specialized content area allows you to teach courses in grades 8-12 related to tourism, hotel and restaurant management, culinary arts, food science, and nutrition. You need a degree to pursue this content area. No licensure/certificate or wage-earning experience is required.

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  • A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.75 overall OR a 3.0 on the last 60 hours
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Applications are accepted throughout the year.

Your Path to Becoming a Lion

Step 1. Submit Application

  • Submit your application through ApplyTexas.
    • Select “Create a new graduate school admissions application”
    • Select Texas A&M University-Commerce as your “target university.”
    • Select “Masters of Science in Agricultural Science” as your “Major.”
    • Pay the $50 application fee.
  • Wait to receive an application confirmation email before proceeding to the next step.
    • Within two business days of your application, the Graduate School will send a confirmation email to the personal email account you used for ApplyTexas.
Provisional Status

After you submit your application, you may be granted a provisional status which means you can enroll in one semester of courses.

Step 2. Submit Documents

  • Submit the following documents after you receive an email confirming that we received your application.

Official Transcripts

  • Contact your previous institution(s) and request that they send your official transcripts to [email protected].
    • You can also ask them to mail a physical copy to:
      Graduate School
      Texas A&M University-Commerce
      PO Box 3011
      Commerce, Texas 75429-3011
    • We recommend that you send all official undergraduate transcripts or graduate transcripts

  • Wait for an admission decision email before proceeding to the next step.
    • Once the Graduate School has reviewed your application, a notification will be sent to your student email account at myLeo > Apps > Leomail. Refer to the application confirmation email you received from A&M-Commerce for login information.

Let our advisor assist you during your application process. We are here to help!

Step 3. Register for Classes

You are ready to register for classes once you are admitted to the program.

Contact your faculty advisor for your degree plan and registration.

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