NATEFACS is a national organization of teacher educators whose purpose is to improve and strengthen teacher education in family and consumer sciences.


Become a member of NATEFACS and connect with other Graphic Link To Members Page FCS educators to network and discuss the field of family and consumer sciences education as we prepare the next generation of FCS teachers. Visit our Members Page to learn more about our members and how to become a member.

The Journal

The Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education (JFCSE) isGraphic Link To Directory published as a full-text electronic, peer reviewed journal to facilitate communication among members of the family and consumer sciences education professional community.

The Directory

Use this interactive directory to locate Family and Consumer Graphic Link Interactive DirectorySciences Teacher Education programs at universities throughout the United States.Online Directory created by Amanda Holland, Doctoral Student in Family and Consumer Sciences Education Texas Tech University.

Resource Library

Graphic Link to Resource Library From FCS content to best practices, there is a wealth of information here.

Upcoming Meetings, Agendas & Schedules

Join the premier annual gathering of CTE professionals in an exciting, educational, informative and inspirational agenda packed with CTE sessions, expo show and career pavilion, awards and recognition, and a rich array of networking opportunities!

Presenters Wanted At ACTE Vision 2017

Come share your expertise in just ONE area of your instruction, administration, professional development, resources or product usage! Other professionals are very interested in what you have to say! If you can give a 10-15 minute talk about something you are passionate about, knowledgeable about or would just be a great new technique for a teacher, YOU are needed!

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Vision 2017 Schedule

Wed. Dec. 6

  • FACS Division Policy Meeting 10 a.m. – noon
  • NATEFACS executive board meeting 1 – 2 p.m.
  • NATEFACS business meeting 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
  • ACTE Awards Banquet 7- 9 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7

  • Opening General Session 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
  • Expo 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • FACS Division Opening Session 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 2 – 3 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Networking Reception 5 – 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 8

  • Concurrent Sessions 8-9 a.m.
  • Expo 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • FACS Division Showcase of Best Practices 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 2 – 3 p.m
  • Concurrent Sessions 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
  • FACS Division Awards and Business Meeting 5-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9

  • Concurrent Sessions 8-9 a.m.
  • Concurrent Sessions 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
  • Closing General Session 10:30 a.m. - Noon


Carol Werhan, Current President

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educators and Allies,

I have enjoyed seeing many of you this summer in person at either the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) national conference in Dallas, TX or at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) national leadership meeting in Nashville, TN! Some themes were evident at both events – appreciation, advocacy, and action.

I am so appreciative of all of the committed individuals and the work they do in support of family and consumer sciences. I am impressed by the great work happening around the country. Please don’t wait for a national conference to share it. Post on social media and send an e-mail to me so we can highlight your successes on our website. We want to say “thank you “ and provide words of encouragement to continue your efforts. Join in the conversation on Facebook at Teacher Educators of Family and Consumer Sciences.

This leads into the theme of advocacy. As Margaret Mead noted “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” The Family and Consumer Sciences professionals I know are certainly thoughtful and committed. We are changing the world. Continue to encourage others to join us and #SayYestoFCS! Promote what we do with a consistent and clear message to strengthen support from students, parents, administrators, community leaders, and legislators.

Clearly, this requires action. Seeing the research results, attending presentations about projects, and engaging with active professionals is evidence we have a lot going on. There's an old African proverb that says “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Working together will help us continue to move forward into the future. I hope you will continue to actively work on initiatives like the SayYestoFCS campaign, revising the national standards, and developing quality curriculum.

I have no doubt that this group of thoughtful, committed citizens deserve appreciation for actions taken every day to advocate for Family and Consumer Sciences! Looking forward to seeing you at ACTE's CareerTech VISION 2017 December 6-9 in Nashville, TN!

Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS