Child Development & Family Relations
       Family and Consumer Sciences Education Standards and Accreditations
  • Plan, implement, and assess FACS programs consistent with the developmental needs of students in grades 7-12
  • Plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive career development delivery system
  • Develop skills to implement student professional organizations
  • Study family relationships and human development across the life span; family, work, and resource management; principles, selection, care and design of apparel and textile products; housing and interior design; and foods, nutrition, and wellness
  • Study the conceptual framework of teacher education: diversity, technology, reflections, and partnership


North Carolina Licensure

Upon successful completion of all requirements for the FACS major, you are eligible for a license to teach in the public schools of North Carolina.

In addition to licensure, students are encouraged to become certified as family and consumer scientists (CFCS). For more information about national certification and state licensure, contact the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences at and the North Carolina Department of Education at
In order to earn a Child Life Professional Certification, you must apply for the certification and obtain a passing score on the Child Life Professional Certification Examination. To find out more about the Child Life Professional Certification, visit  
The FACS program is accreditation by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) and the Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction.  
ECU cannot confirm whether any of its courses or programs meets requirements for professional licensure outside of the State of North Carolina. ECU strongly encourages students to contact applicable licensing boards in states they wish to pursue licensure prior to seeking admission or beginning study in an academic program.  
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