Family and Consumer Science

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AAFCS is great resource for professional development, resources, and archived webinars.

Access: American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences


The Iowa Affiliate of AAFCS provides opportunities for professional development, service, recognition, and networking to Family and Consumer Sciences professionals across Iowa.

This site is a Facebook page.

Access: AAFCS - Iowa

Big Future by the College Board shares information for individuals considering a major in family and consumer science.

Access: Big Future - Major in Family and Consumer Science

This site provides access to multiple websites promoting and supporting family and consumer science.

Access: Cybrary Man's Family and Consumer Science

FCCLA - Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America - promotes personal growth and leadership development through Family and Consumer Sciences education.  Focusing on the multiple roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader, students develop skills for life through character development, creative and critical thinking, interpersonal communications, practical kowledge, and career preparation. 

Access: Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

This site provides a tool for developing high-quality FCS programs of study. It is designed to help local and state CTE administrators leverage their FCS programs to support students preparation for high-skill, high-wage, and/or in-demand careers and meet local economic and workforce demands for talent. FCS educators can also use the Framework to support their program and instructional planning to enhance the relevancy of their FCS programs.

Access: Framework for FCS in Career and Technical Education (CTE)

This site provides information regarding Iowa services of Family and Consumer Science Education.

Access: Iowa Department of Education - Family and Consumer Science Education

This site provides Iowa's standards for Family and Consumer Science, as well as national standards.. The Iowa Family and Consumer Sciences model includes national standards, national benchmarks, national indicators, model Iowa comprehensive occupational competencies, and academic proficiencies.  (Revalidated in 2009)

  • CTE Standards - Career and Technical Education Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences (2019)
  • National Standards
  • Middle Level FCS National Standards with Iowa Model Competencies
  • National Career Clusters website

Access: Iowa Department of Education - Family and Consumer Science Standards

This site provides ideas for FACS teachers.

Access:  Iowa Family Consumer Science Educators


This site provides information about the university's program in family and consumer sciences.

Access:Iowa State University - Family and Consumer Sciences

NEAFCS is the professional organization for Extension Family and Consumer Sciences that builds leaders for the future; provides innovative professional growth and development opportunities; recognizes and promotes excellence and scholarship in programming; serves members as a nation-wide resource for education, information, networking, and building partnerships; promotes the profession and the mission and goals of the Land Grant University Extension System. 

Access:  National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Science


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This page was last updated: 2/7/24