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Family and Consumer Science

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72     Family and Consumer Science

includes food science, family studies, nutrition, marriage & family relations, consumer decisions, consumer education, parent-community interaction, clothing & textiles, interior design, contemporary family lifestyles, family management theories, entrepreneurship, child development, family finance, food preparation, housing, costume design, tailoring, experimental foods, etc.


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  • Beginning teachers adding the endorsement to an initial license must satisfy the requirements for the license which include 24-36 semester hours in family & consumer science and pass the Content Knowledge Assessment (CKA) in Family & Consumer Science.


  • Teachers seeking to add the endorsement to an existing NM teaching license of any level can either:
    • Pass the CKA in Family & Consumer Science; predecessor or comparable exam; or

    • Earn 24-36 semester hours of credit in family & consumer science (12 of the hours must be upper division credit if adding the endorsement to a secondary or pre k-12 specialty license); or

    • Be certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in family and consumer science.


Family and Consumer Science NMAC
Page last updated January 3, 2018