Graduates of the family life education option may work in a variety of settings, agencies, or programs such as: community-based education, child-care, adoption, family crisis centers, human services, parks and recreation, child life specialist, or elder care agencies.
Graduates with the teacher education option might choose to teach in middle, junior or senior high school. In addition, they are prepared for positions in technical institutions or in community colleges.
There is currently a shortage of family & consumer sciences teachers. This shortage is projected to continue for the next 5 or more years. Of our graduates in the teaching certification option, 100% have found employment in the field within months of graduating (if not prior to graduating).
For more information about possible careers in family & consumer sciences, see the following resources:
American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences
Family & Consumer Sciences Career Opportunities
What can I do with a degree in Family & Consumer Sciences