Focus on FCS Careers: Education and Training


What's New

A NEW Member Benefit!

The Critical Science Academy is an essential experience for all who are dedicated to the current and future work of Family & Consumer Sciences.  Organized through 8-asynchronous modules (and five additional synchronous workshop sessions), the Academy will lead participants through thought provoking, critical conversations that explore the disciplinary tools at hand to strengthen our collective ability to bring change to the lives of the people and families we serve.  This Academy will demonstrate how our shared FCS professional practice is strengthened through dedicated practice and application of the FCS Critical Science perspective including a renewed commitment to the FCS intellectual foundations; application of practical/moral reasoning to address complex current, perennial, and evolving problems; participation in the FCS practical-intellectual community; and sustained commitment to confronting injustices through transformative, collaborative professional action.

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After an extensive national search by the AAFCS Board of Directors and Search Committee, we are pleased to announce that Karin Athanas has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective August 22, 2023. Read more about Karin Here!



The AAFCS Fall Leadership Workshop will take place at the Hyatt Centric Arlington (outside of Washington, DC). This in-person workshop is open to all! 

The 2.5 day comprehensive training and leadership development workshop is designed for current and aspiring AAFCS Leaders involved in:

  • State Affiliates
  • Professional Communities
  • Leadership Council
  • Student Unit 
  • Extension FCS Programs
  • Higher Education FCS Units
  • Middle/Secondary FCS Programs
  • Business and Industry

Registration is NOW OPEN! View the Schedule at a Glance for content and sessions, evening networking opportunities and the Educational Experiences being offered! Click here for registration and Early Bird information, hotel reservation link and transportation options.

Accredited FCS Programs

AAFCS is pleased to recognize undergraduate programs for achieving accreditation status.

Accredited Programs Directory


Earn one of five professional credentials!

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Are you a Texas educator seeking FCS certification?

Texas Teacher Testing

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where you can edit the sections to provide updated information.

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