Child Youth and Family Studies

Family Consumer Science Education Option

The family and consumer sciences occupational (6 - 12) option is ideal for students who have a strong desire to teach and advance skillsets needed in daily life, such as human development, family finance, interior design, nutrition and textiles, among others. Upon completion of the program, you will be recommended for teacher certification from the Nebraska Department of Education.

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Program Features

Student Teaching

In preparation to teach in middle or high school classrooms, you can complete your student teaching in a variety of different environments throughout Nebraska, across the nation or even internationally.

Professional Mentoring

Receive professional mentoring from experts who will help you transform your passion into teaching expertise.

Student Organizations

Interact with peers who have similar interests and develop your professional network by joining one of the many student organizations on campus such as the UNL Aspiring Educators or Future Teachers of Color.

Notable Courses

CYAF 160 Human Development and the Family

Each stage of life studied from the perspective of how individual development is fostered within the family system.

CYAF 285 Dating and Couple Relationships

The complexities of dating and diverse couple relationships from both developmental and family systems perspectives.

CYAF 297J Professional Practicum Experience I

Guided observations in schools offering programs for FCS Education.

EDPS 251 Fundamentals of Adolescent Development for Education

Fundamental concepts and principles of human development with reference to cognitive and social/emotional development from late childhood to early adulthood.

NUTR 250 Human Nutrition and Metabolism

Introduction to nutrient function in the body, nutrient chemistry and energy metabolism.

TEAC 330 Multicultural Education

Role of minority group status in American society.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Student Teacher, Lincoln Public Schools
  • Intern, Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory
  • Intern, Nebraska 4-H


  • Family and Consumer Science Teacher
  • Educator, Human Service Agency
  • Extension Educator
  • Curriculum Specialist

Graduate Schools

  • M.S. Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Nebraska - Online
  • M.S. Child, Youth and Family Studies, Nebraska
  • M.A. Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education, Innovative Learning Technologies, Nebraska

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the Family and Consumer Sciences Occupational option within the Child, Youth and Family Studies major, contact us.

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Dijon DeLaPorte
Contact Title
Director of Recruitment