CSPG 44 - Family and Consumer Sciences
Modified: September 1, 2019
Family and Consumer Science is the science or art of the study of family and consumer sciences including but not limited to: family and consumer sciences, career, community and family connections, consumer and family resource management, parenting and child development, food, nutritional and wellness, family and interpersonal relationships.
Grade Level Scope of Certificate
A person holding a valid PA certificate for family and consumer sciences is qualified to teach family and consumer science respective courses in grades PK through 12.
An educator holding a valid PA certificate for family and consumer science is qualified to teach family and consumer sciences, career, community and family connections, consumer and family resources management, parenting and child development, food, nutrition and wellness, and family and interpersonal relationships and may also teach occupational vocational home economics programs.
Older PA public school certificates which are applicable for teaching the above enumerated areas include the following: Home Economics.
An educator certified in this field may provide school staff development services regarding their collegial studies/skills, may serve in the role of mentor or advisor, and may assist students in understanding the “reading” content area materials related to this subject area.
A certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences does not qualify the holder to teach (for assignment) N-3 classrooms as an Early Childhood teacher.
Program Specific Guidelines for Family and Consumer Sciences Certification
PA Public School Code: §1202, §1212, §1604
22 PA Code: Chapter 4: §4.22, §4.23, §4.31
Chapter 49: §49.11, §49.81
This revision supersedes all earlier CSPGs carrying this number and/or addressing this subject. Previous printing dates on this subject: 1973, 3/75, 3/78, 2/82, 1/87, 7/04.
Summary of Changes
|9/1/2019||Updated grade scope for consistency and clarification.|