FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) provides the bridge needed by all students to deal with major societal issues such as work-and-family, health care, child and elder care, family and community violence and crime, global economics and politics, and technology usage. FCS Education is a catalyst to bring these issues into action-oriented, skill-building educational programs. The North Carolina FCS Education program provides a platform for students to transition into adult life by gaining a strong foundation of the knowledge and skills needed for successfully living and working in a diverse, global society.

Students develop personal effectiveness and industry-relevant technical skills as they explore and pursue career pathways aligned to the FCS Body of Knowledge and Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0.

Core areas of the FCS discipline include:

  • Human Development
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Housing and Interior Design
  • Food Science, Nutrition, and Wellness
  • Textiles and Apparel
  • Consumer Services

Students may pursue career pathways in:

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Arts, AV Technology and Communication
  • Education and Training
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Services
  • Manufacturing

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is an integral component of a quality FCS Education program. FCCLA provides teacher-developed and student-tested project based learning strategies and materials that shift the responsibility for achieving CTE and FCS program outcomes to students. Through intra-curricular chapter programs and projects, students further their understanding of FCS standards.

For more information, please contact FaCSEducation@dpi.nc.gov.

 

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SAY YES TO FCS IN NORTH CAROLINA:

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to become middle and high school FCS teachers.

  • High school graduates who want to earn a four-year degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
  • Adults who have a degree and/or work experience in a FCS-related career and want to become certified and teach in one of five areas---General Family and Consumer Sciences, Apparel Design, Child Development/Family Studies, Foods and Nutrition/Culinary Arts, or Interior Design/Housing.

You can make a difference in the lives of over 155,000 North Carolina Family and Consumer Sciences students. Contact the following universities to find out how you can earn a teaching degree or credential in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.


For additional information, contact:

Appalachian State University
BS Degree in Career and Technical Education- Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Credentialing for Family and Consumer Sciences Provisional Teachers

Contact:
Dr. Jerianne Taylor,
Phone 828.262.6352


East Carolina University
BS Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
2+ 2 online degree completer option for BS Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with.

Credentialing for Family and Consumer Sciences Provisional Teachers through online courses
Masters of Arts in Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.

Contact:
Dr. Cheryl A. Johnson
Phone: 252.328.5754


Meredith College
BS Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Credentialing for Family and Consumer Sciences Provisional Teachers

Contact:
Dr. Deborah Tippett
Phone: 919.760.8395


North Carolina A & T State University
Credentialing for Family and Consumer Sciences Provisional Teachers
Masters of Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Contact:
Dr. Jane Walker
Phone: 336.285.3633


North Carolina Central University
Credentialing for Family and Consumer Sciences Provisional Teachers
Masters of Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Contact:
Dr. Vicki Lamb
Phone: 919.530.6359