Family and Consumer Sciences Education


UW-Stout graduates are known nationally and internationally for their ability and leadership. Graduates can be certified to teach K-12 with most teaching at the middle and high school level. Teachers at the middle and high school level instruct students about nutrition and food preparation, interpersonal relationships, human development, child care and parenting, family relationships, textiles and apparel construction, home environments, financial management, consumer purchasing and resource management.

Students who plan to teach may wish to consider the TEACH Grant, a new federal program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. UW-Stout currently participates in the TEACH Grant program. [/soe/prospective/scholarships.cfm]

High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria

  • Take family and consumer science courses
  • Participate in 4-H, FCCLA
  • Be a teaching assistant
  • Work in food service.


  • Middle or High School Teacher
  • School-to-Work Coordinator
  • Food Service Teacher
  • Parent Educator
  • Family Life Educator
  • Financial Consultant
  • Family Resource Center Educator

Average beginning salary for UW-Stout graduates in this major — $33,000
100% employed in 2011-12

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule

Freshman English - Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Intro to Family and Consumer Science Education
General Psychology
Concepts of Math
Nutrition for Healthy Living
Human Development

Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English – Honors II
Foundations of Education
Fundamentals of Speech
Individual and Family Relations
Technology Elective
Family Housing

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Contribution of Family and Consumer Sciences to development of individuals and families; responsibilities of a Family and Consumer Sciences professional.

Consumer Economics
Personal and family consumer economics for family and consumer education programs; management of human and non-human resources in achieving personal, family and community goals.

Family Housing
Individual/family's housing needs and resources as a basis for family and consumer education programs. The impact of historical, environmental, social, cultural, and technological, aesthetic, and design influences.

Family Life Education Programs
Development of family life education programs including methods, materials and techniques for teaching family relationships and child development at the secondary level.

Student Teaching — Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Student teaching practicum in K-12 settings in family and consumer sciences education/family life.


See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Diane Klemme, Program Director
120 Heritage Hall
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715-232-2546

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