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

AAFCS 109th Annual Conference & Expo
June 24-27, Atlanta Marriot Marquis, Atlanta Georgia

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Carol Werhan, Current President

Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educators and Allies,

Now that the Family and Consumer Sciences standards revision has been completed and the National Standards 3.0 have been released, the time has come for us to review the National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences. These were last updated in 2004.

We hope to engage as many of you as possible to review the current standards and evaluate them for any suggested revisions. The goal is to share a draft of the revisions at the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) conference in Atlanta in June.

There are multiple steps in this process and the involvement of stakeholders, especially NATEFACS members, is a key element to our success. We want to invite you to serve on a working group to review two of the ten standards.

To volunteer, please complete this Survey.

We encourage you to share this invitation with other stakeholders who would be able to provide some insight and expertise.

Please complete the survey no later than February 19. After that time, you will be contacted by the individual who is chairing the working group to which you are assigned with more details.

Your NATEFACS board appreciates your involvement in this process and look forward to some rich discussion on what a beginning teacher in family and consumer sciences (FCS) should know and be able to do.

Susan Turgeson, Ed.D., CFCS