What can I do with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education?
UGA Specific Information for Family and Consumer Sciences Education
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education major at the University of Georgia is offered jointly by FACS and the College of Education and has been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to prepare educators for certification. Graduates of this program will be eligible for state educator certification in Family and Consumer Sciences for grades 6-12. Students are required to take education courses in foundations, curriculum planning, instructional strategies, and technology. Practicum and clinical practice courses are administered by the College of Education and include experiences in public middle and high schools. In order to develop content mastery in FACS subjects, students must complete one or two areas of emphasis from the following options: community outreach; culinary; early childhood; financial planning; foods and nutrition; or interiors, fashion and textiles.
Graduates may be employed in schools, extension offices and education centers as FACS educators. FACS educators are equipped to help others improve their quality of their lives and the health of their communities. Consumer education, nutrition, parenting, and housing are just some of the subjects FACS educators are qualified to teach .Graduates are also employed as educators by government entities, business and industry, or community based non-profits.
Employers Hiring UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Education for the Class of 2016*
Cherokee County Schools | Douglas County School System | Fannin County School District | Houston County Schools
Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Education Majors
Buford City School District | Hapeville Charter Career Academy | Taweda County Schools
Job Titles of UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Education Majors for the Class of 2016*
Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher | Teacher
Possible Job Titles for UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Education Majors
UGA Family and Consumer Sciences Education Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities.
-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.
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Additional Career Research Resources
O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
Career Insider: Vault Guides (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)
Candid Career (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "CandidCareer.com". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)