The PRAXIS II Family and Consumer Sciences Exam (0121 and 5121) is taken by candidates interested in teaching family and consumer sciences to middle- and secondary-school students. The exam is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions: 23 questions cover family and consumer science education, 10 questions cover housing, 11 questions cover clothing and textiles, 18 questions cover food and nutrition, 14 questions cover consumer economics, 14 questions cover management, 13 questions cover human development, and 17 questions cover the family.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education section of the exam covers consumer and career education, involvement in community, youth organizations, quality of life, and the roles of employees and family members.
The Housing section of the exam covers consumer housing choices, housing options, interior design, floor plans, and traffic patterns.
The Clothing and Textiles section of the exam covers fiber types and production, clothing care, and managing the wardrobe.
The Food and Nutrition section of the exam covers food selection, purchase, preparation, preservation and storage; meal management; the ways culture, religion, and ethnicity influence food preferences; nutrition; diabetes; hypertension; obesity; bulimia, and anorexia.
The Consumer Economics section of the exam covers consumer protection, finance planning, budgeting, credit, health-care, childcare and senior services, repairs, marketing, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
The Management section of the exam covers time management, organization, decision-making, family values, goals, and principles of management. The Human Development section of the exam covers physical, social, emotional, psychological, intellectual and, moral development; teen pregnancy; drug and alcohol abuse; teen suicide; special needs, and resources.
The Family section of the exam covers family relationships, lifestyle choices, family education, consumer education, physical and psychological support, parenting, family units, family recreational opportunities, retirement, blended, alternative, single-parent and traditional families, and singles.