Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

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Family and consumer sciences educators equip students with the life skills they need to be healthy individuals and build strong families. Formerly known as home economics, this program is for students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle and high school levels.

Our program prepares students to teach hospitality management; food science, culinary arts and nutrition; personal wellness and well-being; interior design, fashion and clothing construction; human development and family science; career readiness and community connections; and personal finance. See our program guide (pdf) for more infomation and sample course sequence.

100% job placement (2022-2023)
Undergraduate research opportunities
Graduate as a license-eligible teacher in the state of Kansas

Partnership with the College of Education

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education program at Kansas State University is a partnership between the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Education.

Your Career as A Family and Consumer Sciences Educator

With a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, you will:

  • Earn licensure to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle and senior high levels in the state of Kansas.
  • Prepare students to lead better lives, be work and career ready, build strong families, and make meaningful contributions to their communities.
  • Join a field of study focused on the science and the art of living and working well in our complex world.
  • Connect students with the knowledge and skills needed for success in post-secondary education and careers. Family and Consumer Sciences Educators play a key role in supporting a variety of career pathways critical to the future of our nation and world.
  • Students in this degree program are also well qualified to be work in cooperative extension.

Contact Shandi Andres for more information.