The Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FACS) concentration focuses on the preparation of family and consumer sciences teachers in grades 6-12. FACS instructors teach a variety of courses in these grades from foods and apparel to early childhood development and interior design. Students in the FACS concentration will learn how to teach young people about family life, work life, and careers. Students in the FACS concentration will also develop the skills necessary to teach students about 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, and Textiles, Apparel and Fashion.
Because of the extensive training in these areas, individuals that choose not to teach after graduation have found lucrative and successful careers in all types of family and consumer sciences fields.