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 & consumer sciences program offers two career options:
- Family Life Education Option (Child, Youth, and Family Studies)
- Certified Teacher Education Option
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 & 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.