FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education empowers individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. Students develop human literacy as they master a complex set of essential skills and knowledge needed to achieve quality of life. They gain career preparedness as they acquire readiness to participate in a rapidly changing workforce and global economy.

Family and Consumer Sciences students prepare for family life, work life, and careers in eight core areas:

  • Consumer Education and Resource Management
  • Early Childhood Education and Services
  • Family and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Food Production and Services
  • Foods, Nutrition and Wellness
  • Housing, Interiors and Design
  • Parenting Education and Human Development
  • Textiles, Apparel and Fashion

FACS Education currently offers one middle school course and seventeen high school courses that comprise five career pathways within five national career clusters.

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


TEACH FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES IN NORTH CAROLINA:

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) Education is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated people to become middle and high school FACS 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 FACS-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, Program Coordinator,
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, Program Coordinator, Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Phone: 252.328.5754
www.ecu.edu/che/cdfr/


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

Contact:
Dr. Deborah Tippett, Chairperson
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. Valerie L. Giddings, Chairperson
Phone: 336.334.7850


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

Contact:
Dr. Debra Parker, Chairperson
Phone: 919.530.5257