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.
The family and consumer sciences program offers two options:
- Child, Youth and Family Studies
- Certified Teacher Education
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 aim to be proactive, addressing serious family concerns before, rather than after, they occur.
There is currently a significant shortage of family and consumer sciences teachers (both in Wisconsin and nationally). This shortage is projected to continue for the next decade.
Of our graduates, 100% have found employment in the field immediately after graduating, if not prior to graduating. Annual starting
salary is approximately $35,000-40,000.
In the News: Demand strong for family and consumer sciences teachers