What You Can Do With Your Family and Consumer Sciences Degree

Christopher Debias Christopher Debias '07 is a family consumer sciences teacher and assistant varsity football coach at Shippensburg Area Senior High School. "The education I received at the university did a tremendous job preparing me. I reference my own foods lab from IUP in the food prep courses I teach all of the time," he said.

Make a Profound Contribution to Your Community

Family and Consumer Sciences programs transform lives through linking research- and evidence-based education with life experiences in order to improve their lives, families, and communities. You'll make a profound contribution to your community by educating others about the rigors and joys of nurturing a family. Make a difference in K-12 public school classrooms, or engage community service programs designed to improve well-being. In either arena, you'll be a valued contributor.


With a BSEd in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, you bring a personal touch and practical guidance to public schools and community organizations as a:

  • K-12 public school teacher
  • Social agent
  • Parent educator
  • Extension agent
  • Personal/family finance and consumer educator

Path to higher degrees

Expand your job choices and increase your salary potential by completing graduate studies.

  • MS in Food and Nutrition
  • MS in child development and/or family relations
  • PhD in child development and/or family relations
  • Various other graduate programs in education