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National Coalition for Family and
Consumer Sciences Education
National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences and
Professional Development

The overall goal of the National Coalition for Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to increase communication and project a unified voice and focus on Family and Consumer Sciences issues.

National Standards

The National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE) can be found at http://www.nasafacs.org/national-standards--competencies.html



Certified in Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) - Information on this certification program is available at the AAFCS website (http://www.aafcs.org/certification/index.html)

National Board Certification - Information on the National Board Certification, a voluntary assessment program that certifies educators who meet specified standards, is available at the National Board for Professional Teacher Standards website. (http://www.nbpts.org/)


Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (http://www.gpidea.org) - A multi-state alliance offering fully online graduate programs.

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Consortium universities collaborate to help students find online courses to meet teacher certification/licensure requirements. The universities involved in the consortium include:

  • Colorado State University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kansas State University
  • Texas Tech University
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Missouri
  • Montana State University
  • University of Nebraska
  • North Dakota State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • South Dakota State University

National Meetings

Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE) http://www.acteonline.org

  • 2013 Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo, December 4-7, Las Vegas, NV

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) http://www.aafcs.org

  • 2014 105th Annual Conference and Expo, June 25-28,  St. Louis, MO

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Association (FCSEA) http://www.cwu.edu/~fandcs/fcsea/

  • National meetings held during the ACTE and AAFCS annual conferences

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)

National Leadership Meeting

  • 2014 National Leadership Meeting, July 6-10, San Antonio, TX
  • 2015 National Leadership Meeting, July 5-9, Washington, DC
  • 2016 Naitonal Leadership Meeting, July 3-7, San Diego, CA
  • 2017 National Leadership Meeting, July 2-6, Nashville, TN

National Cluster Meeting - Professional development for teacher educators and FCCLA advisors

  • 2014 Cluster Meeting, November 14-16, Little Rock, AR and New Jersey
  • 2014 Cluster Meeting, November 21-23, Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2015 Cluster Meeting, November 18-22, Dallas, TX and Indianapolis, IN