Family and Consumer Sciences, Education


Available on the Vincennes Campus

Vincennes University's A.S. degree in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES (FACS), EDUCATION will provide you with the first two years of a four year degree, which will enable you to teach this subject at the junior high or high school level.


The field of Family and Consumer Sciences is concerned with improving the life of individuals and families, and includes such diverse areas as:

  • Nutrition, Health, and Food Management
  • Interior Design and Housing
  • Family Relations and Human Development
  • Clothing and Textiles
  • Family Economics and Resource Management


The nation (including Indiana) is presently experiencing a shortage of qualified Family and Consumer Science teachers.  This makes for excellent job opportunities!  According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the 2015 median annual income of secondary teachers was $57,200.


You will have the opportunity during your first two years of education to participate in 30 hours of field activity in an actual classroom.  By starting at Vincennes University, this exposure will take place early in your education, not just as an upper classman!

VU is Indiana’s First College and continues to be Indiana’s most affordable residential college.  At Vincennes University you will have the advantage of small classes and labs, free tutoring, excellent course transferability, and hands-on instructional activities.


"I attended VU first before transferring to a larger university to complete my degree in FACS EDUCATION.  As a result, I enjoyed the small class sizes and being able to communicate with the professors at Vincennes University.  Many of the projects and learning approaches I use in my classroom today, I learned in the Vincennes University Family & Consumer Sciences courses." --Susan Nowaskie, VU Alum & Family & Consumer Sciences teacher


Find out more about the courses required for FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES, EDUCATION 

For more information about this major, please contact Professor Lou Ann Lindsey at 812.888.5304 or