Family and Consumer Sciences–Development

SCED Code: 19900
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No

In Family and Consumer Sciences–Development, students will prepare to be life-ready as they manage individual, family, career, and community roles and responsibilities. The course helps students develop essential knowledge and skills to lead better lives, be career-ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to their communities. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.


This course is designed specifically for students with disabilities and shall be limited to an average of 10 students per instructor per class period with no class being more than 12 or up to an average of 12 students per class period with no class being more than 15 where an instructional aide is provided.

Class Size Regulation

The Virginia Administrative Code regulates the class size for this course. For additional information, see 8VAC20-120-150, "Maximum class size," or contact the Virginia Department of Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at
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Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Counseling and Mental Health Services
  • Career Coach/Counselor
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Human Service Assistant
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
Early Childhood Development and Services
  • Child Care Assistant/Worker
  • Nanny
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Director of Early Childhood Education Center
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Parent and Family Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
Family and Community Services
  • Adult Day Care Coordinator
  • Personal and Home Care Aide
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Child, Family, and School Social Workers
  • Clergy
  • Educational/School Counselor
  • Grief Counselor
  • Medical, Public Health Social Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social and Community Service Manager
  • Social and Human Service Assistant

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