Family and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families across the life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.
Its unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. (Source: Bowers, J. (1996). Family and Consumer Sciences in the 21st Century. NASSP Bulletin, 80 , 3-5.).
The Family and Consumer Science program offers two career options—Family Life Education and Teacher Certification.
Both programs lead students toward professions that help youth and adults build strong families, address family challenges and responsibilities, and prepare for family and consumer-related careers.
These programs are proactive as they address serious family concerns before, rather than after, they occur.